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UAE reveals SR5 MRL acquisition

11 February 2020
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Norinco SR5 and Jobaria multiple rocket launchers were lined on either side of the personnel for the parade at Zayed Air Base. The Jobaria on the left is configured to launch 300 mm projectiles. Source: Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces revealed they are operating the Norinco SR5 multiple rocket launchers (MRLs) during a parade held on 9 February.

Attended by the crown princes of all seven emirates, the event was held at Zayed Air Base to celebrate the UAE's military intervention in Yemen. Personnel from various military branches formed up on a parking apron flanked by military equipment that included an SR5 on each side.

The MRLs were each fitted with six-round pods for 220 mm artillery rockets or King Dragon 60 laser- and GPS-guided surface-to-surface missiles with a maximum range of 70 km. The system can also be fitted with two pods each with 20 122 mm projectiles.

The SR5 was not previously known to be in service with the UAE but has been seen in Algeria and Bahrain.

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