Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Ukrainian Marines showcase rocket-armed humvee in action

The 37th Separate Marine Brigade of Ukraine has released images showcasing their armored Humvee equipped with four-shot laser-guided rocket pods.

The photos show the American-supplied up-armored M1152A1 Humvee fitted with an Arnold Defense LAND-LGR4 four-shot launcher, demonstrating its capabilities in action.

The images highlight the combat use of this system, showing the Humvee firing Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS II) rockets at ground targets. The LAND-LGR4 launcher is primarily designed to fire laser-guided 70mm rockets but can also accommodate unguided rockets.


The APKWS II rockets are composed of three main components: the warhead, the rocket motor, and the guidance section, which integrates between the warhead and motor. This modularity allows for various types of warheads to be used, making the system versatile for different combat scenarios.

Photo by the 37th Separate Marine Brigade of Ukraine

The deployment of rocket-armed Humvees enhances the Ukrainian Marines’ tactical flexibility and firepower. The use of the APKWS II rockets provides a precision-guided capability, allowing for accurate strikes against enemy positions.

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Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more



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