South Korea approves the development of a new MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System 1403141

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Defence & Security News - South Korea

 
 
Friday, March 14, 2014 07:39 AM
 
South Korea approves the development of a new MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System.
The South Korean army procurement agency approved Wednesday, March 12, 2014, the plan to develop the multiple launch rocket system (MLR) to extend the current range to 70-80 kilometers by 2020.
     
The South Korean army procurement agency approved Wednesday, March 12, 2014, the plan to develop the multiple launch rocket system (MLR) to extend the current range to 70-80 kilometers by 2020.
Currently, Armed Forces of South Korea operate a total of 150
K-136 Kooryong 130 mm MLRS Multiple launch Rocket Systems
     

South Korea currently operates K-136 Kooryong 130 mm MLR with a range of 23-36 kilometers, which is far shorter than those of North Korea.

The Daewoo, Kooryong 130 mm 36-round, multiple rocket launcher system has been designed and built in South Korea for corps and divisional level MRL units.

The Kooryong 130 mm (36-round) multiple rocket launcher system fires at least two types of 130 mm unguided rocket which are manufactured by the Hanwha Corporation, these are called the standard rocket (K30) with a maximum range of 23 km and the improved model (K33) with a range of 36 km.

South Korea uses also the American-made M-270 MLRS which has a maximum range of 32 km.

Pyongyang earlier this month fired off artillery with 300 mm multiple rocket launchers that flew over 150 km from its eastern coast, which is seen in a show of force against South Korea-U.S. joint military drills.

 

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