How long did it take for the US Army to deploy a rocket artillery system from Germany to Latvia for an exercise? Just three hours. Take a look.
The US Army deployed advanced rocket artillery to Latvia as part of a multinational exercise. The M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, or HIMARS, arrived in Latvia on 26 September to participate in Exercise Silver Arrow 22. The launchers were flown from Germany to Latvia by US Air Force MC-130J Commando II transport aircraft based in the United Kingdom. Exercise Silver Arrow 22 ran from 19 to 30 September 2022. The HIMARS system gives NATO the ability to conduct powerful long-range precision strikes, and the US Army regularly deploys the system to the Baltics to train alongside NATO Allies. In recent years, US Special Operations Command Europe (US SOCEUR) has practised rapidly deploying the system via the UK-based Commando II transports.
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THIS ROCKET ARTILLERY SYSTEM
DEPLOYED FROM GERMANY TO LATVIA
AS PART OF A ROUTINE EXERCISE
THE US ARMY’S
HIGH MOBILITY ARTILLERY ROCKET SYSTEM
CAN BE SET UP QUICKLY ANYWHERE IN EUROPE
HELPING PROTECT OUR CITIZENS
AND NATO TERRITORY
AT ALL TIMES
We Can Be Heroes, Jamie Norton
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