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Norway supplies 8 long-range MLRS and 3 artillery detection radars to Ukraine

19 May, 2023 Friday
14:45

Norway, in cooperation with the UK, supplies Ukraine with 8 long-range MLRS and 3 radars to detect enemy artillery

This was reported by the Norwegian Ministry of Defense.

The report says that Norway has previously handed over 3 MLRS M270 MLRSs to the UK. Together with the 8 that have now been transferred, this has helped to increase London's ability to continue to support Ukraine.

"These weapons have had a great effect in the conflict and have enabled Ukraine to disrupt Russian supply lines and to knock out a number of important targets behind the front line," says Gram.

Norway has also decided to transfer 3 Arthur radars from the Ministry of Defense to Ukraine. These radars are used to determine the location of enemy artillery. The transfer will be carried out in cooperation with the United Kingdom, which has also previously transferred this type of radar to Ukraine.

Norway is currently replacing its Arthur artillery detection radars with new ones. As part of an ongoing investment project, it is planned to deliver new artillery detection radars to the Norwegian Armed Forces in 2024 and 2025.

The MLRS has been decommissioned by the Norwegian Armed Forces and is therefore not part of the military structure.

The MLRS M270 systems can hit targets at a range of approximately 80 kilometers, just like the US HIMARS MLRS. Last year, Ukraine received several batches of MLRS from the UK.

 
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