PH to receive 24 K136 Kooryong Multi-Launch Rocket System (MLRS) from South Korea

PH to receive 24 K136 Kooryong Multi-Launch Rocket System (MLRS) from South Korea




The modernization and build up of the Armed Forces of the Philippines is moving, though slow to some, what is important it is moving.

On the Philippine Army front and the Philippine Navy’s elite Marines – they have a reason to smile.


Reports just came in the the country will receive 24 launchers of K136 Kooryong Multi-Launch Rocket System (MLRS) from South Korea.

South Korean made K136 Kooryong Multi-Launch Rocket System (MLRS)
(photo credit to owner)


It will be the first time the country will have a Multi-Launch Rocket System (MLRS) platform, this has been the dream of the Philipine Army and have only experienced using it during one of the staging of the annual RP-US Balikatan exercises.

Col. Romulo Manuel, Army chief of plans, said MLRS from South Korea will undergo its second visual inspection anytime soon and they were discussing on how to transport the said weapon to the Philippines.
“May pinag-usapan sa (there are talks on what to use as) transport system (for the MLRS),” Manuel said.

The South Korean made K136 Kooryong Multi-Launch Rocket System (MLRS) have a range of of 48 kilometers to 80 kilometers and that it is composed of four batteries with one going to the Philippine Marine Corps.

A battery consists of six launchers. Manuel said the MLRS can be used for internal and territorial or external defense.







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