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Monday, January 13, 2014 10:15 AM
 
Peruvian army selects Chinese Type 90B 122mm MLRS Launch Rocket System to replace BM-21.
Parliament of Peru confirmed December 13, 2013 the bid for Chinese-made artillery systems. According to some military sources, the Peruvian army could be equipped with the Chinese 122mm MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System Type 90B.
     
Parliament of Peru confirmed December 13, 2013 the bid for Chinese-made artillery systems. According to some military sources, the Peruvian army could be equipped with the Chinese 122mm MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System Type 90B.
Chinese-made Type 90B 122mm MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System during firing test.
     

The total ammount of the contract is around $39 million and concerns the delivery of 40 launch vehicles, support vehicles and rockets.

In July 2013, a Peruvian military delegation was in China. During the visit of the Peruvian military delegation to China, the Defense Company Norinco has presented two systems of multiple rocket launchers, the Type 90B of 122 mm caliber and the AR-3 of 370mm caliber.

Currently the Peruvian army uses the Russian-made BM-21 122mm MLRS. The new Type 90B will replace the old BM-21.

The Type 90B has been in service with the Chinese Army for some years and has also been exported to some countries.

A typical Type 90B battalion would consist of one battalion command vehicle based on a North-Benz 1929 (4 x 4) chassis, three reconnaissance vehicles based on a WM551A 6x6 wheeled armoured personnel carrier, one meteorological radar, one mechanical maintenance vehicle, one electronic maintenance vehicle and three batteries, each of which has one battery command vehicle, six rocket launchers and six rocket resupply vehicles.

The Type 90B can fire all NORINCO 122 mm unguided solid propellant rockets with a minimum range of 20,000 m and a maximum range of 40,000 m.

 
 
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