The most dangerous HIMARS rocket shown in action

Recently Ukrainian soldiers boastedthat they were armed with the most dangerous rockets for launchers M142 HIMARS, M270 MLRS and their analogues. Now the Armed Forces of Ukraine have shown how such inhumane ammunition works on the ground.

The published footage shows how the M30A1 ammunition of 227 mm caliber with a range of 15-84 km flies up to the position of a lone howitzer and, at a certain height above it, its fragmentation warhead equipped with Technology Lethality Enhanced Ordnance. In the warhead, 182 thousand tungsten carbide balls are located around the explosive charge. After being blown up, they rush to the ground at high speed.

In this case, the radius of destruction can reach 120 meters, depending on the height of the explosion. Such guided munitions are called Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Alternative Warhead, which literally translates as a guided multiple launch rocket system with an alternative warhead, where these balls are used instead of submunitions to hit a certain area.

It should be added that, according to the Pentagon budget, the average cost of GMLRS rockets produced in the United States until 2021 was $128 apiece, and those released in 503 - $2021, the planned cost of missiles in 152 will be $709 apiece.
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  1. Pavel volkov Offline Pavel volkov
    Pavel volkov (Pavel Volkov) 19 October 2022 15: 48
    Wow. 1 shot is almost 200k dollars...
    1. Opozdavshiy Offline Opozdavshiy
      Opozdavshiy (Sergei) 19 October 2022 23: 04
      Petagon's annual budget is $6.5 trillion. That is, for this money you can make 40 million of these shots
      That is, the kids there will not get poorer.
      A similar estimate for the Russian Federation (Budget / (cost of the Solntsepek rocket) gives 7 million rounds.
      That is, in general, comparable.
    2. Luenkov Offline Luenkov
      Luenkov (Arkady) 22 October 2022 09: 58
      They draw them, dollars, stupidly. The mat is provided by the whole world.
  2. Sydor Kovpak Online Sydor Kovpak
    Sydor Kovpak 19 October 2022 16: 51
    Abrams and F-16s will arrive soon. America may not have that chance again to deal with Russia....! All means are good for them, but the ukrosvino-fascists have fun. They think that everything is for the sake of Ukraine. No matter how. The main thing is how Russia will respond and when.
  3. Pavel Mokshanov_2 (Pavel Mokshanov) 19 October 2022 17: 15
    Logistics and storage areas must be wetted so that the Yankees weapons do not reach the fronts. I think the commander of his Surovikin understands this. Otherwise, we will fight the Yankees to the last bullet on the territory of dill, not to mention manpower.
  4. Grits Offline Grits
    Grits (Alexander) 19 October 2022 17: 16
    And Russia, it seems, has nothing to answer with. It would be something - they would have answered long ago. This explains all our "excuses" in the style of "we haven't even started yet"
  5. NatiKoshka_87 Online NatiKoshka_87
    NatiKoshka_87 (Ela) 19 October 2022 20: 44
    Now the Armed Forces of Ukraine have shown how such inhumane ammunition works on the ground.

    That is, such foreign and Western weapons are inhumane. And the Russian TOS (Pinocchio, Solntsepek, Tosochka), just very humane?

    Don't suffer from double standards. If you call everything by its proper name, both weapons are inhumane.
    1. 2С5 Offline 2С5
      2С5 (Igor) 20 October 2022 08: 36
      ... to fight and in general to cause ANY harm to others is not very humane ... recourse
  6. Oleg Timofeev_2 Offline Oleg Timofeev_2
    Oleg Timofeev_2 (Oleg Timofeev) 20 October 2022 11: 36
    The whole point now is that they use up these missiles as quickly as possible. To do this, we need settlements with Ukrainian prisoners. By firing at the Armed Forces of Ukraine, they confirm their loyalty and, plus, they will take on the blows of these missiles for the first time. Or put artillery positions under the cover of Shells and Thors. They will intercept this missile and it will be more expensive but more effective.
  7. patxilek Offline patxilek
    patxilek (patxilek) 20 October 2022 14: 43
    John McCain-Lindsey Graham 2.016 cannot let Putin succeed here (BRICS), if he succeeds, other countries will follow him. After the dot on YouTube you put com/watch?v=I0LcWvg2CPc
  8. sacha1960 Offline sacha1960
    sacha1960 (Sasha Anton) 21 October 2022 00: 40
    The difference between this weapon of mass destruction and the Russian TOS is that it reaches up to 80 km with great accuracy, while the TOS is only 5 km, with a serious risk of counter-battery fire. That is a big advantage for Ukraine-NATO weapons.

    Therefore, if more and more NATO strategic weapons are flowing into Ukraine and the situation on the front line becomes too difficult, Russia should always have a last option ready: special munitions delivered by tactical missiles against Ukrainian military infrastructure and personnel.