Artillery types

New 155mm caliber self-propelled artillery pieces and Harpoon missiles arrive in Ukraine

IRYNA BALACHUK – SATURDAY 28 MAY 2022, 11:48

Oleksii Reznikov, Ukrainian Defense Minister, reported that three types of 155 mm artillery – the M777 howitzer, the FH70 howitzer and the Caesar self-propelled howitzer – are already in successful use at the front, and that the howitzer M109 arrived in Ukraine.

Source: Reznikov on Facebook

Direct quote from the Minister of Defence: “Three types of 155 mm artillery – the M777 howitzer, the FH70 howitzer and the Caesar self-propelled howitzer – are already successfully used on the front line. It was simply impossible to imagine this in March. But today it is a reality.

I am happy to report the news that the 155mm artillery fleet is being replenished. M109 howitzers of one of the modifications have already arrived in Ukraine. It’s very high quality equipment.”

Details: Reznikov also reported that Ukraine’s coastal defense should be reinforced with Harpoon missiles.

Direct quote from the Minister of Defence: “The coastal defense of our country will not only be reinforced with Harpoon missiles – they will be used by trained Ukrainian teams. I am sure that the” fighting brotherhood “of Harpoons and our Neptunes [a Ukrainian-made anti-ship cruise missile] will help to liberate our Black Sea and make it safe again, as well as reliably protect our Odessa.”

Details: He also mentioned more than 100 American drones of various types among the latest arrivals.

According to Reznikov, over the past month and a half, Ukraine has received more NATO-type artillery shells than the number of Soviet-type shells available.

He pointed out that thanks to the help of Ukraine’s partners and the skill of the Ukrainian defenders, the Russian occupiers are receiving a rebuff that they did not expect.