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Infantry Weapons

Algeria confirms Chinese MRL acquisition

16 January 2018

An SR5 launched rockets during a live fire exercise in the ANP's 4th Military Region. (Algerian Ministry of National Defence)An SR5 launched rockets during a live fire exercise in the ANP's 4th Military Region. (Algerian Ministry of National Defence)The Algeria National People’s Army’s (ANP’s) acquisition of Norinco SR5 multiple rocket launchers (MRLs) was confirmed on 13 January when the Ministry of National Defence released imagery showing the systems being used during a live fire exercise in the 4th Military Region.

Evidence that Algeria was procuring the MRL emerged in November 2017, when the MENA Defense website published photographs showing two SR5 launchers on transporters that were purportedly part of a convoy carrying newly delivered systems in Algeria.

The SR5 carries two pods that can fire either 122 mm (20 per pod) or 220 mm (six per pod) rockets.

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