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Chinese-made MLRS / Rocket Artillery
« on: October 30, 2020, 12:30:19 AM »
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20 October 2020
PLAGF's PHL-03 MRL armed with new, longer-range guided rocket, says Chinese state media

Chinese state-owned media has reported that the People’s Liberation Army Ground Force’s (PLAGF’s) Tibet Military District is deploying what it claims to be a new, longer-range, and more accurate rocket with modified PHL-03 multiple rocket launchers (MRLs).

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The new rocket, the range of which CCTV claims is 30 km greater than that of the standard rockets used by the system, is shown in the footage being fired by an artillery brigade during a high-altitude live-fire exercise – presumably in Tibet – and accurately striking several small targets in quick succession.

Given that the unguided BRC4, BRE2 and the guided Fire Dragon 140A 300 mm rockets used by the 8×8 PHL-03 all have a maximum range of about 130 km, the information provided by CCTV suggests that the new guided rocket – the designation of which was not revealed – has a maximum range of about 160 km.

CCTV’s Weihutang programme reported on 20 October that at least some of the PHL-03 MRLs used by the Tibet Military District have been armed with a new, longer-range guided rocket. (CCTV)