Ukrainian Army fields American-made M777 howitzer

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Ukrainian Soldiers already usage the caller 155mm M777 towed howitzer connected the battlefield, according to the commandant successful main of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Valeriy Zaluzhnyy.

Valeriy Zaluzhnyy posted Friday greeting that Ukrainian Army began fielding the precocious arrived M777 towed howitzers.

“Special greetings and acknowledgment from our artillerymen to the American radical for the M777 howitzer,” Zaluzhnyy wrote.


US and Australian Governments are sending batches of M777 howitzers to Ukraine to assistance the state support itself against a further penetration by Russia.

The lightweight M777 155mm howitzer is an artillery portion utilized by the U.S. subject and is susceptible of sending 155mm rounds 30 kilometers downrange. It requires an full squad of highly-trained Soldiers moving hand-in-hand to run the limb correctly and efficiently. The U.S. has trained much than 300 Ukrainian artillerymen connected the American-made M777 howitzer, with 50 much learning howitzer maintenance.

The M777 whitethorn beryllium combined with the M982 Excalibur GPS-guided munition, which allows close occurrence astatine a scope of up to 40 km (25 mi). This astir doubles the country covered by a azygous artillery to astir 1,250 km2 (480 sq mi).

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