Army of Thailand could purchase WS-1B and WS-32 MLRS rocket launcher systems from China 3103145
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|Monday, March 31, 2014 11:55 AM|
|Army of Thailand could purchase WS-1B and WS-32 MLRS rocket launcher systems from China.|
The Royal Thai Army is considering the purchase of two new types of multiple rocket launcher systems from China, according to the Canada-based Kanwa Defense Weekly. According to Chinese source, Thailand is likely to import WS-1B and WS-32 launchers from China, which will be renamed the DTI-1 and the DTI-1G respectively.
Chinese-made WS-1B 302mm MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System
In addition to the rocket systems, Thailand has also signed a contract with China to connect its DTI-1G with the Beidou Navigation System, according to the report. The satellite system can ensure an accuracy to within 50 meters of their target.
Thailand originally planned to assemble six DTI-1G multiple rocket launchers domestically under license from Beijing. Now, the Royal Thai Army has decided to introduce one DTI-1 directly from China and assemble another domestically. The number of DTI-1Gs on hand will drop to three.The WS-1B is a Chinese-made 302mm MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) designed and manufactured by China National Precision Machinery Corporation (CPMIEC), based in Beijing, China. The WS-1B is an upgraded version of the WS-1 which have a significant increase in range with 100 km (WS-1) and 180 km (WS-1B).
The WS-32 is a Chinese-made 300mm MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) which integrates advanced technology of guidance and control system to increase accuracy of the rockets. The rockets launcher system is mounted at the rear of a 6x6 truck chassis with four tubes in two lines. The W-32 has a firing range from 60 to 150 km.
Chinese-made WS-32 300mm Precision Guided MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System