U.S. Military Europe and Africa, together with Swedish Armed Forces and U.S. Particular Operations Command, carried out Excessive Mobility Artillery Rocket System, Speedy Aerial Insertion (HIRAIN) coaching and a reside fireplace train throughout Nordic Strike 22, Sep. 27, close to Vidsel, Sweden. Nordic Strike 22 is designed to extend readiness, lethality, modernization, and interoperability by exercising U.S. Military Europe and Africa’s skill to quickly deploy long-range precision fires capabilities in coordination with our allies and companions and integrating joint fires in a multinational setting.

HIMARS Speedy Aerial Insertion or HIRAIN are an illustration of U.S. European Command’s skill to rapidly make use of long-range precision fires throughout Europe. Designed for speedy deployment, HIMARS are wheeled missile launcher techniques able to launching a number of guided artillery strikes on lengthy vary targets. This missile system is able to carrying one pod of six guided rockets, or one pod of a bigger prolonged vary missile. HIMARS is able to rolling onto an plane, rolling off of an plane, and firing inside two minutes of touchdown. The rockets can fireplace as much as 70 km. (approx. 45 miles) whereas the guided missile can fireplace as much as 270 km. (approx. 170 miles).


U.S. Military Lt. Col. John Morgan, battalion commander of third Battalion, 321st Discipline Artillery Regiment, observes the touchdown of the U.S. Air Drive MC-130J, assigned to 352nd Particular Operations Wing, Particular Operations Command, carrying an Military M142 Excessive Mobility Artillery Rocket System demonstrating a mixed and joint effort throughout Nordic Strike 22—a Swedish Military-led, 56th Artillery Command and U.S. Military Europe and Africa-supported live-fire train—at Vidsel Check Vary, Sweden, Sept. 27, 2022. (U.S. Military photograph by Spc. Dean Johnson)

U.S. Military Europe and Africa items collaborating in Nordic Strike 22 included the 2nd Multi-domain Job Drive and the forty first Discipline Artillery Brigade beneath the command of the 56th Artillery Command. The HIMARS techniques and personnel had been quickly deployed from Ramstein Air Base in Germany to Sweden using C-130 plane and personnel with the U.S. Air Drive’s 352d Particular Operations Wing based mostly at RAF Mildenhall, U.Okay. Nordic Strike 22 is a vital alternative for U.S. standard and particular operations forces to work collectively in a joint and mixed coaching setting, enhancing interoperability and lethality.

The 56th Artillery Command was activated in 2021. The 56th Artillery Command is a two-star command of the US Military with a mission to synchronize, combine, and management fires and results in help of the theater land element. The command plans and coordinates the employment of multi-domain fires and results in help of U.S. Military Europe and Africa and when designated, a Mixed Drive Land Part Command. U.S. Military Europe and Africa is the Military service element command for each Europe and Africa. Its ahead presence gives the U.S. navy with the strategic entry important to missions in each theaters.

Swedish close protection team soldiers, assigned to Military Region North, provide supervision and security for incoming U.S. Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 321 Field Artillery Regiment to support efforts in the rapid deployment of U.S. Army long-range precision fires during Nordic Strike 22, at Vidsel Test Range, Sweden, Sept. 27, 2022.
Swedish shut safety crew troopers, assigned to Army Area North, present supervision and safety for incoming U.S. Troopers assigned to third Battalion, 321 Discipline Artillery Regiment to help efforts within the speedy deployment of U.S. Military long-range precision fires throughout Nordic Strike 22, at Vidsel Check Vary, Sweden, Sept. 27, 2022. (U.S. Military photograph by Spc. Devin Klecan)