France handed over additional heavy rocket launchers to Ukraine, according to Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov.
“The 4th brother in the Long Hand family, LRU from 🇨🇵, has arrived in Ukraine. Ukrainian Army now is even more powerful for deterring and destroying the enemy,” said Reznikov.
In a tweet, Defense Minister also thanked the French government and the people for their support.
Ukraine received a fresh shipment of French Lance-roquettes unitaire (LRU) rocket launcher vehicles.
The LRU is a version of is the French version of the American M270 MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) in service with the French army.
The heavy rocket launcher is equipped with a new firing control system and is able to fire new types of guided rockets. According to open-source information, a total of 13 LRUs were in service with the French Army.
The LRU can fire the new M31 GPS-guided rocket which has a circular error probability of fewer than 10 m and a maximum firing range of 70 km.
The 4th brother in the Long Hand family, LRU from 🇨🇵, has arrived in 🇺🇦!#UAarmy now is even more powerful for deterring&destroying the enemy.
That is a visible result of friendship between @ZelenskyyUa and @EmmanuelMacron
Thank you to @SebLecornu, the government & people of 🇨🇵! pic.twitter.com/ENcsiOYJw9
— Oleksii Reznikov (@oleksiireznikov) November 29, 2022