The Ukrainian Armed Forces continue to use American HIMARS multiple-launch rocket systems with GMLRS projectiles.
Ukrainian defenders have published a video of the launch of one M31A1 GMLRS rocket projectile. The M142 HIMARS launcher container holds six of these “missiles”.
GMLRS (Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System) is a family of 227 mm guided rockets produced by the American company Lockheed Martin. The M31 can hit targets at a range of about 90 km.
The projectile uses an ESAF fuze with three trigger levels: approach, impact and delay after impact. The M31A1 modification features an airburst capability. There is also a newer version of the M31A2 with reduced collateral loss. Series production began three years ago.
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