Ukraine has already received another weapon system from France, which is the LRU or the French version of the American Multiple Launch Rocket System M270, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Mr. Oleksii Reznikov, personally confirmed the delivery via a tweet on his official Twitter account, APA reports.
“The 4th brother in the Long Hand family, LRU from France, has arrived in Ukraine! The Ukrainian army is now even more powerful for deterring and destroying the enemy. That is a visible result of the friendship between the President of Ukraine, Mr. Volodymyr Zelensky, and the French President, Mr. Emmanuel Macron. I thank Mr. Sébastien Lecornu, the government, and the people of France”.
According to information from sources, France has 13 LRU M270 systems in service. Delivering the fourth such system to Ukraine means the French military is left with nine available.
LRU stands for [Lance Roquette Unitaire – Unitary Launch Rocket]. This is the French version of the American M270 MLRS system. A three-man crew operates the system, consisting of a driver, gunner, and commander. The modifications to the M270 for France consisted of a new fire control system and the system’s ability to fire a completely different type of guided munition.