PHL-XX Initial Operational Capability (IOC): November 2019 Total Production: ? Also Known As:AR-3 Origin:China Corporations: NORINCO
Parent System:PHL-XX Initial Operational Capability (IOC): November 2019 Total Production: ?
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Description: The AR-3 (export designation) is a long-range, dual-caliber, highly automated, multiple rocket launch system (MRLS) developed for the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to hit targets in the water mass between China and Taiwan and within Taiwan from continental China. It is a development based upon the PHL-03 long-range rocket system. The PLA will deploy the new weapon system using an unknown designation referred to as PHL-XX. The AR-3 rocket artillery system may feature a maximum range of at least 220 kilometers. The AR-3 existence was made public in the US military report on China in May 2015 but entered service in late 2019 within the PLA. The PHL-XX was first shown to the public on October 1, 2019, during a military parade in Beijing.
The PHL-XX weapon system consists of 8x8 truck system fitted with two artillery pods with four 370mm or 300mm artillery tubes each. The 300mm rockets have a maximum range of 220 kilometers while the 370mm rocket can hit targets at a distance of up to 280 kilometers. In addition to these two rockets, the PHL-XX can fire the massive 750mm Fire Dragon 480 tactical ballistic missile to hit targets at ranges in excess of 360 kilometers. Besides, the new platform may be suitable for firing anti-ship missiles as well as artillery rockets and missiles.
Artillery Tubes: 8
Wheel Drive: 8x8 Dimensions Artillery Tube Caliber: 370 millimeter Performance Weapon Max Range: 280 kilometer Temperature Max Operating Temperature: +55 � Celsius
Min Operating Temperature: -22 � Celsius Weight Combat Weight: 45 ton
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