Thursday, July 15, 2010
New Chinese MLRS armed with guided rockets
A new AR3 Multiple Launch Rocket System able to fire guided and unguided 300 mm rockets and a new 370 mm calibre guided rocket is being marketed by China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO).
Designed for deployment at battalion or battery level, the AR3 can also be operated as a stand-alone single launcher. Reaction time is 20 seconds at battalion level or 15 seconds at battery level.
According to NORINCO, it features an advanced meteorological survey system, command-and-control system and support system, as well as a high degree of automation, but no details were given. Company documentation cites a laying accuracy of 1 mil and a circular error probable of less than 50 m.