Jordan origin RPG-32 grenade launchers in Ukrainian troops
KYIV ($1=36.85 Ukrainian Hryvnias) — User Ukraine Weapons Tracker posted a photo on Twitter showing the RPG-32 anti-tank grenade launcher being used by a Ukrainian soldier. However, it is not of Russian, but of … Jordan origin.
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In 2006, a contract was signed with Jordan to launch an RPG-32 production line, but details were not made public. Initially, 80% of the components were sourced from Russia, and everything was assembled on site, which over time changed in favor of the Jordanian industry. The grenade launcher itself was finally introduced in 2008 and was the first of its kind to use rocket-propelled 72mm and 105mm rockets. These missiles can be equipped not only with HEAT warheads but also with thermobaric warheads.
All rockets are stored in hermetically sealed containers. They can penetrate armor without active shields 1000 mm thick at a distance of 700 m and 650 mm with these shields. Thanks to its capabilities, the RPG-32 grenade launcher was considered a weapon that posed a threat to the US armed forces.
Therefore, it is possible that the grenade launchers shown in the photo were purchased in Jordan from a third country that sent them to Ukraine.
BGM-71 TOWs to Ukraine
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The anti-tank systems were included in a new package of US military support worth up to $775 million, the Pentagon announced on August 19.
United States President Joe Biden is authorizing additional aid to Ukraine, using his presidential authority to transfer excess weapons from the US stockpile. The authorization is the nineteenth withdrawal of equipment by the Biden administration from the US military stockpile for Ukraine since August 2021.
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