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US Army deploys rocket artillery system to Latvia

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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.

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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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We Can Be Heroes, Jamie Norton
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This media asset from the Latvian Ministry of Defence is free for editorial broadcast, print, online and radio use. It is restricted for use for other purposes.
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NATO889028
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2020