Poland Receives its First Five M142 HIMARS Rocket Launchers
The Polish Army has received the first units of the MLRS M142 HIMARS, which will be deployed in eastern Poland at the 16th Mechanised Division. Poland is expected to acquire several hundred MLRS in the coming years.
The Polish Government announced on its website the recent delivery of the first five M142 HIMARS rocket launchers. The Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister, Mariusz Błaszczak, said, “Today we are accepting HIMARS for the Polish Army. This equipment is proven in the hands of the Ukrainians by stopping the Russian invasion.“
The M142 HIMARS is a wheeled variant developed from the MLRS M270. It is light enough for transportation with C-130 Hercules. It can fire different types of ammunition from the exact launching vehicle, and it provides high accuracy with a low Circle of Probable Error between 2 and 2.5 metres at 70 kilometres in the case of GMLRS-guided rockets.