Infantry Weapons

Algerian SR5 rocket launchers spotted

23 November 2017

Algeria’s National People’s Army (ANP) appears to have acquired Norinco SR5 multiple rocket launchers (MRLs).

The MENA Defense website published photographs on 19 November showing two SR5s 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. Bahrain is the only other confirmed export customer to date, although Venezuela reportedly also operates the system.

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