Taiwan has adopted the latest MRLS Ray-Ting 2000, reports Defense News. First complexes are located on the peninsula of Matsu, where they will be able to hit targets on the ground China’s Fujian Province across the Taiwan Strait.
What specifically the number of new MLRS entered service not specified. In total, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry wants to buy 50 Ray-Ting 2000.
According to defense procurement programmke Taiwan’s Defense Ministry, to acquire the 50 complexes planned salvo had spent about 14.5 billion Taiwan dollars (486.9 million U.S. dollars).
With all this demand forces Taiwan to similar systems is estimated at 150 units. New Ray-Ting 2000 already planned to change the outdated system Kung-Feng VI caliber 117 mm.
Ray-Ting 2000 — brand new multiple rocket launcher, adopted by the Taiwan arms (leading fire)
Reactive system Ray-Ting 2000 is capable of hitting enemy targets at ranges up to 45 km. Rate of the complex is 40 missiles per minute. For MLRS made three types of missiles of various caliber.
Namely, Mk15 caliber 117mm shrapnel type. These missiles are capable of striking targets and manpower at ranges up to 15 km using 6.4 thousand iron balls with a diameter of 6.4 mm. One launcher Ray-Ting 2000 can carry 60 such projectiles.
Mk30 rockets caliber 180 mm can be equipped with or cluster warhead with M77 shaped-charge fragmentation submunitions, or warhead with steel beads with a diameter eight mm.
MLRS launcher can carry 27 missiles Mk30 (three blocks of guides to nine missiles each) and they hit enemy targets at ranges up to 30 km.
Ray-Ting 2000 — brand new multiple rocket launcher, adopted by the Taiwan arms (on the demo site)
In the end, Mk45 missile caliber 227 mm may have the same equipment as the Mk30, but their range of fire is already 45 km. Mk45 can be used to attack both ground and surface targets.
One launcher can be armed with 12 missiles Mk45. In all 3 types of rockets used solid propulsion. As the carrier rocket stands modified truck Oshkosh M977 with a range of up to 450 km course.