ROK Hands Overs Donated K-136 Kooryong MLRS to the Philippines

ROK Hands Overs Donated K-136 Kooryong MLRS to the Philippines
ROK Hands Overs Donated K-136 Kooryong MLRS to the Philippines

Republic of Korea (ROK) will supply the Philippines with the K-136 Kooryong Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) in June this year, Philippine news agency PINA wrote on April 27, 2022. 22 MLRS units will be delivered to the Philippines, which the Philippine Army and Marine Corps will then use. The Philippines will bear the costs of the transfer.



ROK Hands Overs Donated K-136 Kooryong MLRS to the Philippines

Regarding the K-136 MLRS, this field artillery rocket launcher system was designed and built in ROK by the Daewoo company collaborating with the Defence Science Research Institute. The K136 Kooryong MLRS was developed and deployed in the 980s. A total of 150 of these systems were built and are currently in service with the ROK Army.

MLRS is mounted on KIA KM809A1 6x6 truck chassis with a diesel engine that develops 236 Hp. The vehicle has a full-time all-wheel drive and is fitted with a central tyre pressure system. It can run at a maximum speed of 80 km/h with a cruising range of 550 km.


ROK Hands Overs Donated K-136 Kooryong MLRS to the Philippines

The launch station consists of 36 tubes for 130 mm calibre rockets arranged in a rectangular shape that rotates on its axis. The K-136 MLRS can fire two types of unguided rockets, including the standard K30 version, which has a maximum firing range of 230 km, and the upgraded K33 model up to a range of 266 km.



Both can be equipped with two types of warheads, including conventional HE (High Explosive) and pre-fragment HE, containing 16,000 steel balls.