HIMARS Attack! Ukraine Video Shows Deadly Rockets Hitting Russian Military

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January 10, 2024 Topic: Security Region: Europe Blog Brand: The Buzz Tags: HIMARSRussiaUkraineVideoWar In UkraineMilitary

HIMARS Attack! Ukraine Video Shows Deadly Rockets Hitting Russian Military

HIMARS artillery systems are powerful weapons of war and, when sent to Ukraine, were considered a game changer on the battlefield. Video on social media seems to prove that statement. 

 

HIMARS artillery systems are powerful weapons of war and, when sent to Ukraine, were considered a game changer on the battlefield. 

Since being introduced, social media lights up anytime we get footage of these systems being used in action.

 

We know one thing: Putin might want to shut off his smartphone if he comes across any of these videos. 

HIMARS Time! Footage Shows Rockets Hitting Russian Military

Back in April, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense showed that it had a true sense of humor when it posted a short video clip to social media.

In the 34-second-long video, three U.S.-made High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) launchers could be seen firing multiple rounds toward Russian positions.

"Stop, HIMARS time!," @DefenceU captioned the post to Twitter – a reference to the 1990 song "U Can't Touch This" by rapper MC Hammer, which had the line "Stop, Hammer Time!"

That riff has become a popular meme on social media, and while still considered somewhat of a "novelty song," the track has been seen millions of times since it was first posted to the video-sharing service 14 years ago.

The Flag of Ukraine

Some commentators on social media also noted, perhaps intentionally, that the HIMARS video featured a background of a clear blue sky.

At the same time, the launchers were positioned on a yellow field that comes into focus as the rocket lit up the early morning sky.

It briefly appears reminiscent of the Ukrainian flag.

Ukraine's Col. Gen. Oleksandr Syrskyi also shared the footage to his Telegram channel and wrote "Ukrainian artillery proves its effectiveness. It destroys thousands of units of soldiers and enemy equipment. Along with foreign weapons, Ukrainian soldiers skillfully combine domestic artillery systems that affect hostile objects on the battlefield. The 27th, 43rd and 107, jet and artillery brigades have repeatedly proved their productivity. They provide powerful fire support during various military operations."

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Syrskyi added, "I am proud of our artillery! Glory to Ukraine and our heroes!"

The lightweight rocket launchers have been seen as a potential game changer for Kyiv, as they have a range of 50 miles, and have already been used with great success to strike Russian ammunition depots, bridges, and other high-value targets.

More HIMARS Ordnance On the Way

The video was shared on social media back in April just days after the United States Department of Defense (DoD) announced at the time that it would provide a $2.6 billion security aid package that included additional ammunition for the HIMARS

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