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South Korean army performs live firing exercise with new Chun-Mu multi-caliber MLRS.
South Korean army performs first live firing exercise with the new Chun-Mu multi-caliber MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) together with K9 155mm self-propelled howitzer and KH179 155 towed howitzer.
     
South Korean army performs first live firing exercise with the new Chun-Mu multi-caliber MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) together with K9 155mm self-propelled howitzer and KH179 155 towed howitzer.
Live firing exercise with the new Chun-Mu multi-caliber MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System of South Korean army. (Source photo South Korea MoD)

     
South Korean armed force opened the live firing of Cheonmu to the public during the ‘large scale ground-sea combined firing training’ held on April 4, 2017, in Songjiho coastal area in Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do.

Based on a scenario in which North Korea fires artillery shells on our Naval vessel, this training was conducted with around 30 striking assets, such as Cheonmu belonging to 5 artillery corps including the artillery battalion, 130 mm multiple rocket launcher, Guryong, K9 self-propelled howitzer, and KH179 towed artillery, detection assets, such as reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle and ARTHUR (Artillery Hunting Radar)-K, and around 10 naval vessels, etc. including patrol frigate, guided missile patrol gun boat, and high speed craft, and more.

The 6 Cheonmu fired 240 rounds all together, 40 rounds each, then fired around 360 additional rounds, pouring them on the enemy through rapid reloading.

Equipped with an automatic firing system, Cheonmu is available for single and multiple action with 230m mm-class guided or non-guided missiles. Its maximum range is 80 kilometers. The 230 mm-class rocket has the power to destroy an area 3 times wider than a soccer field. It can also operate various shells, including 130 mm POD, the same size as Guryong, and the U.S. 227 mm multiple rocket launcher.
 

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