The Algerian National Army has revealed its use of the Chinese made SR5 Multiple Rocket Launcher System during a live-fire military exercise in the 4th military district.
The SR5 is a medium-range Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) designed and manufactured in China by the company NORINCO (China North Industries Corporation). The MLRS based on a Taian TA5310 6×6 truck chassis and carries two pods that can fire either 122 mm (20 per pod) or 220 mm (six per pod) rockets.
Rockets are fitted with various warheads, including HE-FRAG, incendiary, smoke and illumination. Also, there are cargo warheads with anti-tank or pre-fragmented anti-personnel submunitions. Some rockets have a GPS guidance for precision strikes.
Rocket pods are factory-fitted and sealed. These double as transport containers and launchers. A standard 220 mm pod contains 6 rockets. These rockets have a range of up to 70 km.
The SR-5 is in service with Algeria, Bahrain, Venezuela and possibly some other countries.