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MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) Strength by Country

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 2/17/2015

The MLRS rocket projector component was used to devastating effect by the armies of World War 2 and remains a prominent battlefield piece today.

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MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) is a tracked or wheeled vehicle mounting a rocket launching (projecting) system atop its hull. In this configuration, the MLRS projects unguided rockets against enemy positions in an artillery-minded sense. The MLRS offers a devastating physical and psychological effect on the enemy, capped with high explosive, anti--personnel or chemical warheads as needed. The best known MLRS development is the timeless BM-13 "Katyusha" wheeled system of the Soviet Union used during World War 2, seeing widespread exportation to its allies in the years following. The Western modern equivalent is the American M270 MLRS. Systems on order heading into 2015 are NOT taken into account.


MLRS strength data through 2014.

1
3,793
2
2,400
3
1,770
4
1,481
5
1,474
6
1,331
7
1,100
8
811
9
650
10
625
11
423
12
393
13
322
14
292
15
265
16
240
17
214
18
191
19
188
20
183
21
180
22
163
23
150
24
148
25
134
26
130
27
123
28
115
29
110
30
110
31
109
32
108
33
100
34
100
35
100
36
99
37
92
38
88
39
86
40
82
41
80
42
72
43
72
44
65
45
64
46
59
47
58
48
54
49
54
50
52
51
50
52
50
53
50
54
50
55
48
56
44
57
42
58
32
59
32
60
30
61
30
62
27
63
27
64
26
65
25
66
21
67
21
68
21
69
18
70
18
71
17
72
15
73
13
74
12
75
12
76
10
77
9
78
8
79
6
80
4
81
3
82
0
83
0
84
0
85
0
86
0
87
0
88
0
89
0
90
0
91
0
92
0
93
0
94
0
95
0
96
0
97
0
98
0
99
0
100
0
101
0
102
0
103
0
104
0
105
0
106
0
107
0
108
0
109
0
110
0
111
0
112
0
113
0
114
0
115
0
116
0
117
0
118
0
119
0
120
0
121
0
122
0
123
0
124
0
125
0
126
0

Partial Sources: CIA.gov, CIA World Factbook, wikipedia.com, public domain print and media sources and user contributions. Some values may be estimated when official sources are lacking.

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