We are talking about American M31 missiles. “There have already been more than five cases when the ammunition failed, that is, the warhead did not fire the fuse,” said Roman Ivanov, deputy head of the LPR representative office at the JCCC.
Similar fragments and conspicuous elements of these missiles were found during inspections of incident sites in civilian cities and LPR regions, RIA Novosti reports. Distinctive elements of the HIMARS M142 M31 high-explosive fragmentation missiles are the yellow color of the hull, as well as the characteristic diamond-shaped indentation on the inside.
The APU was used for the first time in Donbass by HIMARS MLRS on June 28. Since then, according to the JCCC, 44 civilians have become its victims in the LPR alone, and another 98 adults and children have been injured. More than 900 objects were also damaged.
Earlier it was reported that the Russian air defense received new software that allows it to shoot down HIMARS MLRS missiles. This was said by the commander of one of the air defense units. According to him, if at the initial stage the Russian air defense forces did not understand what the HIMARS MLRS missiles were, then after the firmware of the new program they became a “common target.”