Chinese North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) has delivered the first batch of SR5 multiple launch rocket systems to the Royal Bahraini Army.
Bahrain recently showcased its new acquired rocket systems during the military exercises, confirming for the first time that the country has gotten some significant weaponry from Beijing.
SR5 utilizes 6X6 wheeled truck chassis for forward-mounted cab and rear-set launcher unit. The launcher unit is set up on a traversable platform which supplies inherent elevation reach for engagement of target areas from any angle orientation of the truck.
The SR5 rocket system can fire 220-mm and 122-mm rockets of different ranges. The rockets are fitted with various warheads, including HE-FRAG, incendiary, smoke and illumination. Also there are cargo warheads with anti-tank or pre-fragmented anti-personnel submunitions. Some rockets have a GPS guidance for precision strikes.
Rocket pods are factory-fitted and sealed. These double as transport containers and launchers. A standard 220-mm pod contains 6 rockets. These rockets have a range of up to 70 km. It can be fired also by Russian-made BM-21 and Chinese MLRS Type 81, 90B, and SR5. The BRE1 122mm rocket shell is similar to the standard 122mm rocket shell but has a maximum range of 50 km.
NORINCO has established and implemented a multi-faceted Internal Compliance Program (ICP) to prevent the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). The ICP also involves means of delivery and control the proliferation risks of conventional defense products and technologies, dual-use goods and technologies, intangible technology transfers (ITT) and deemed exports, the company said in a statement Wednesday
Chinas North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) and the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) may have ranked among the top ten defense companies worldwide by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in a recent report on global military industry. The SIPRI Top 100 arms-producing companies, 2014 report published Monday states that due to lack of data and based on reasonable estimate of arms sales for most companies Chinese companies couldn't be added to the list
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