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Ukraine Latest: Crucial US Rocket Systems Have Yet to Be Built

Gas leaks from a damaged Nord Stream pipeline in the Baltic Sea on Sept. 27.

Gas leaks from a damaged Nord Stream pipeline in the Baltic Sea on Sept. 27.

Source: Norwegian Armed Forces

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The 18 High Mobility Artillery Systems that are part of the new $1.1 billion US assistance package to Ukraine have not yet been built and it will take a few years before they are delivered, a Defense Department official said Wednesday. 

The Ukrainians have used the HIMARS rocket launchers that have already been shipped to strike Russian supply lines.