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Ukraine rushes to develop domestic HIMARS equivalent — report

HIMARS system
HIMARS system

Ukraine is actively developing a domestic equivalent of U.S.-made HIMARS rocket artillery platform, The Washington Post reported on March 20, citing unnamed Ukrainian officials.

More than two years into the war, Ukraine desperately needs a wide range of military equipment, including advanced munitions such as long-range missile systems, fighter jets, and bombers, to continue defending against the Russian aggression.

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“Air defense systems and high-precision missiles similar to the U.S.-made High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) are also being developed,” the report adds.

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Last month, Ukraine's Strategic Industries Minister Oleksandr Kamyshin announced the nation had started producing missiles capable of striking targets 400 miles (640 km) away.

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