Ukraine Received an APR-40 122 MLRS from Croatia
Croatian Minister of Defence Mario Banoi approved a substantial military and humanitarian aid package for Ukraine on February 28, 2022. Helicopters, towed artillery, multiple rocket launchers, small arms, man-portable air defence systems, ammunition, and miscellaneous equipment are all part of the considerable assistance.
The APR-40 is an upgraded version of the BM-21 Grad developed by Romania. This weapon entered service in the late 1980s. The APR-40 is designed to provide indirect fire support to ground troops and engage various targets, including enemy artillery, infantry formations, fortifications, and armoured vehicles. The system can launch 40 unguided rockets in a single salvo, providing significant firepower quickly. APR-40 can fire 122 mm calibre rockets with a range of about 20-40 km, depending on the type of rocket used. The system can be loaded with various warhead types, including High-Explosive Fragmentation (HE-FRAG), incendiary, smoke and illumination rounds, making it a versatile weapon for various battlefield scenarios.
Croatia donated Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) to Ukraine along with nine Mi-8 helicopters and 15 M-46 130 mm field guns, and 40 D-30 howitzers. In April 2023, Croatia also delivered the 128 mm RAK-SA-12 MLRS.