Russian media said that China will export latest AR-3 long-range rockets (Figure)
PLA AR-2 long-range rocket launchers
According to the Russian world arms trade center reported on August 3, China North Industries Corporation is currently working on the international market to sell its newly developed AR3-range multiple rocket launchers. The rocket launcher capable of firing 300 mm rockets and the latest 370 mm controlled rockets.
reported, AR3 system uses 8 × 8 high-mobility wheeled vehicle chassis, and has been equipped and start exporting the same rocket AR1A and AR2.
developed as a basis for AR2 AR3 is a 12 300 mm rockets, in 2004-2005 began to equip the Chinese army (the name used by domestic PHL03). Each system consists of four operating AR2 (using four shooting the cabin, fully protected by armor plate).
AR2 systems fighting weight of 42 tons, maximum speed 60 km/hour, and sustainable travel 650 km. System is part of the launch of AR2 and the famous Russian “Tornado” system is very similar. Under normal circumstances, the operator cabin in the operation aiming to complete the goal, but the automatic aiming system is damaged, can be manually manipulated by an alternate sights for aiming. In order to maintain stability when firing, the launch vehicle is also equipped with two rear wheels between the two remote-control retractable pillars. AR2 uses the same system equipped with an 8 × 8 wheeled chassis, the ammunition transport – loading cars.
news that Pakistan has ordered a group of AR2 can be equipped with the system.
and China made another long-range multi-barrel rocket launchers is AR1A. The system is equipped with two one-time launch boxes, each box stores have launched five 300 mm rockets.
AR1A and AR2 can launch BRC3, BRE2 and BRC4 three types of rockets. Which, BRC3 equipped with cluster warhead (containing 623 submunitions), a range of 20-70 km. BRC4 warhead containing 414 submunitions, a range of 60-130 km. BRE2 range and BRC4 similar to using the weight of 190 kg of high explosive fragmentation warhead.
the latest fighting AR3 total weight of 45 tons, the ability to continue driving 650 km, maximum speed 60 km/hour. The system’s operating temperature of minus 22 to zero at 55 degrees Celsius. China North Industries Corporation for a total of five design AR3 ammunition, three kinds of non-controlled rockets, two of controllable. The system’s range in the 22-220 km, both business unit operations, but also independently perform strike missions.
in North Industries Corporation developed specifically for the AR3 in the two controlled rockets, one 300 mm BRE3, a range of 60-130 km, the other for the range of 100-220 km, diameter 370 mm of BRE6. However, Norinco did not release information about rocket guidance system. The AR3 is equipped with 370 mm rockets without control is not known.
and AR1A the same, AR3 is also equipped with two one-time launch boxes, each box store four to five rockets (used when the former configuration is 370 mm BRE6 type controllable rocket shells).
North Industries Corporation, according to data released, AR3 equipped with more sophisticated meteorological systems, battle command systems and support systems, automation has improved significantly over its predecessor. (Compass)