The first serial for the Vilkha-M ("Alder") multiple launch rocket system have entered service with the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

"This year, the first serial Vilkha rockets began entering service with the Ukrainian Army, with further deliveries expected in January 2020," the Ukrainian Defense Ministry's ArmyInform information agency said on November 11.

Moreover, 152mm shells have been purchased from the domestic manufacturer in line with the available reserves of gunpowder for the needs of heavy artillery. [Ukraine's state-run military-industrial Concern] Ukroboronprom will soon set up mass production of the upgraded Verba multiple launch rocket system, which passed all required tests and was put into service.

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