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5. Long range ATACMs were given to Ukraine earlier this year
Thu May 23, 2024, 07:49 PM
May 23

"An opportunity arose in March, when several Pentagon contracts came in under bid. Biden was able to use the difference to send $300 million in assistance to Ukraine.
Biden told his team to include the long-range ATACMS in this funding package, but to do so secretly in order to maintain operational security and the element of surprise for Ukraine, the official said."

"ATACMS is a long-range, guided missile that gives commanders the immediate firepower to shape the battlespace. Each ATACMS missile is packaged in a look-alike MLRS launch pod and fired from the MLRS family of launchers.

ATACMS Specifics

Improved guidance package with Global Positioning System
Carries a WDU18, 500-lb class blast fragmentation warhead
Maximum range is 300 km"


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