Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi demonstrated 155 mm caliber artillery howitzers of the M777 type in action. These were supplied to the Ukrainian military by the US Presidential Administration.
Source: Zaluzhnyi on Facebook
Quotation“Special greetings and thanks from our gunners to the American people for the M777 howitzers.
My guys know the price of artillery. First of all, they wanted to convey that it was a high-precision and very effective weapon.
Together towards victory”.
Reference: the M777 is a British field towed 155mm caliber howitzer. The M777 has a digital fire control system similar to self-propelled gun fire control systems. It can fire conventional missiles up to 24.7 km.
The M777 howitzer can fire high-precision M982 Excalibur projectiles with a maximum firing range of 40 km.
On April 13, the administration of US President Joe Biden decided to hand over the 18 155 mm artillery caliber howitzers and 40,000 artillery shells to Ukraine. On April 21, in a new package of armed assistance, the US government added 72 additional howitzers144,000 artillery shells and 72 tactical vehicles to tow the howitzers.
On May 4, the Pentagon said on condition of anonymity that 81 of 90 M777 howitzers had already been delivered to Ukraine.
On May 9, it became clear that almost all of the M777 155mm howitzers that the US presidential administration had decided to supply to the armed forces from Ukraine had already been transported to Ukraine.