US Army 'Treats' Children to HIMARS Halloween

US Army soldiers based at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, shared the Halloween spirit with a HIMARS rocket launcher system in video published on Monday, October 31.

“How else would you expect us to give children candy on Halloween? FIRE MISSION!!!” the US Army Fort Sill posted on its official Twitter account. The footage shows the HIMARS system shooting out candy, which is quickly collected by excited children in costume.

The “blast” was carried out by 1-78 Field Artillery Battalion, the army said.

The truck-mounted HIMARS mobile artillery rocket system is normally used to fire up to six guided missiles in quick succession. Developed for the US Army in the early 1990s, it has been fielded by the Americans in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan, and most recently by the Ukrainian military to defend against the Russian invasion. Credit: US Army Fort Sill via Storyful

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