US ground forces test HIMARS long-range rocket launcher in drill with Japan

US ground forces conducted their first test of an advanced mobile rocket launcher during a recent large-scale joint exercise with their Japanese counterparts, indicating it could be deployed in the region as part of preparations for a potential conflict in the Taiwan Strait, according to military analysts.

The High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) was fired on the Japanese island of Hokkaido as part of the two countries’ annual Orient Shield joint live-fire drill which ended last…


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