Philippine News Agency reported that the South Korean-donated Okay-136 “Kooryong” multi-launch rocket system (MLRS), which is meant for the Philippine Military (PA) and Philippine Marine Corps (PMC), is predicted to be delivered as early as June this 12 months. This was divulged by Military spokesperson, Col. Xerxes Trinidad, when looked for an replace on the mission on Wednesday. Additionally, he mentioned that bidding for the MLRS’ cargo or transport to the Philippines is now ongoing on the Division of Nationwide Protection (DND).

“The Philippines can be offering the logistics for its cargo to our nation. It’s anticipated to be shipped inside this 12 months and has no particular timetable but, though, it was earlier posted that by June 2022 ang courting nito sa bansa (can be arriving within the nation). The MLRS for the Military is donated by the (South) Korean authorities and it’s nonetheless ongoing bidding on the DND (Division of Nationwide Protection) degree for the cargo. The funds launched is devoted for the cargo,” he mentioned in a message to the Philippine Information Company.

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Okay-136 “Kooryong” multiple-launch rocket system (Photograph by Republic of Korea Military)

Trinidad mentioned the (Particular Allotment Launch Order (SARO) he was referring to was issued by the Division of Finances and Administration (DBM) final April 22. It’s value PHP20,933,680 and is meant to “cowl the funding requirement for the switch and acceptance of the donations to the PA and PMC of the 130mm MLRS underneath the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program.” The South Korean MLRS donation was introduced someday in 2019. Round 22 MLRS are earmarked for the Philippines.

The K136 Kooryong is a South Korean rocket artillery system that was deployed in 1986.The a number of rocket launcher has 36 tubes and fires 130mm (K30, ???) and 131mm (K33, ???) rockets. Payload is typical Excessive explosive and pre-fragmented HE, containing 16 000 metal balls at a variety of twenty-two or 30 km. The “Kooryong” has a variety of 48 kilometers to 80 kilometers and can be utilized for inside and exterior protection. The launcher is carried on a KM809A1 6×6 truck. Daewoo Heavy Industries is accountable for manufacturing and the rocket was developed by Hanwha.