US senden ATACMS Raketen in die Ukraine infographic
Grafik zeigt das MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile System.


US beliefert die Ukraine mit Langstreckenraketen Typ ATACMS

By Jordi Bou

September 26, 2023 - Präsident Joe Biden hat beschlossen, die Ukraine mit den Langstrecken-ATACMS Raketen zu beliefern, damit hat Kiew die Möglichkeit tief in russisch-besetzten Gebieten großen Schaden anzurichten.

After nearly a year of rebuffing Kyiv’s pleas, the Biden administration intends to provide a version of the missile armed with cluster munitions rather than a single warhead, according to people familiar with the matter.

The cluster-armed ATACMS, with a range of up to 300km, could allow Ukraine to strike command posts, ammunition stores and logistics routes far behind Russian front lines and dug-in defences.

ATACMS are fired from the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), which has been efficiently used by Ukraine since last summer.

Theoretically, ATACMS could also allow Ukrainian forces to strike further targets on Russian soil, but Kyiv has pledged to use ATACMS only within Ukraine’s borders.

PUBLISHED: 26/09/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: U.S. Army