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  • Rocket Projector Strength by Country


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

    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 the new year) are not taken into account.


    The data presented below is through 2016.


    1
    3,793  
    Russia
    RUS
    2
    2,400  
    North Korea
    NKO
    3
    1,770  
    China
    CHN
    4
    1,481  
    Egypt
    EGP
    5
    1,474  
    Iran
    IRN
    6
    1,331  
    United States
    USA
    7
    1,100  
    Vietnam
    VTN
    8
    811  
    Turkey
    TUR
    9
    650  
    Syria
    SYR
    10
    625  
    Ukraine
    UKR
    11
    423  
    Yemen
    YEM
    12
    393  
    Kazakhstan
    KAZ
    13
    322  
    Saudi Arabia
    SAR
    14
    292  
    India
    IND
    15
    265  
    Georgia
    GEO
    16
    240  
    Poland
    POL
    17
    214  
    South Korea
    SKO
    18
    191  
    Azerbaijan
    AZR
    19
    188  
    Romania
    ROM
    20
    183  
    Ethiopia
    ETH
    21
    180  
    Brazil
    BRA
    22
    176  
    Algeria
    ALG
    23
    163  
    Nicaragua
    NIC
    24
    152  
    Greece
    GRE
    25
    150  
    Armenia
    ARM
    26
    134  
    Pakistan
    PAK
    27
    130  
    Mongolia
    MON
    28
    123  
    Belarus
    BLR
    29
    115  
    Angola
    ANG
    30
    110  
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    BOS
    31
    110  
    Turkmenistan
    TKM
    32
    109  
    Uzbekistan
    UZB
    33
    108  
    Myanmar
    MYA
    34
    100  
    Cuba
    CUB
    35
    100  
    Libya
    LIB
    36
    100  
    Bulgaria
    BUL
    37
    99  
    Japan
    JPN
    38
    92  
    Croatia
    CRO
    39
    88  
    Jordan
    JOR
    40
    86  
    Indonesia
    INO
    41
    82  
    Serbia
    SER
    42
    80  
    Peru
    PER
    43
    72  
    Morocco
    MOR
    44
    72  
    Taiwan
    TAI
    45
    65  
    Hungary
    HUN
    46
    64  
    Zimbabwe
    ZIM
    47
    59  
    Iraq
    IRQ
    48
    58  
    Finland
    FIN
    49
    54  
    United Arab Emirates
    UAE
    50
    54  
    Malaysia
    MLY
    51
    52  
    Venezuela
    VEN
    52
    50  
    Germany
    GER
    53
    50  
    South Africa
    SAF
    54
    50  
    Zambia
    ZAM
    55
    50  
    Afghanistan
    AFG
    56
    48  
    Israel
    ISR
    57
    44  
    France
    FRA
    58
    42  
    United Kingdom
    UKD
    59
    32  
    Argentina
    ARG
    60
    32  
    Bangladesh
    BAN
    61
    30  
    Nigeria
    NIG
    62
    30  
    Lebanon
    LEB
    63
    27  
    Sri Lanka
    SRL
    64
    27  
    Kuwait
    KUW
    65
    26  
    Uganda
    UGA
    66
    25  
    Sudan
    SUD
    67
    24  
    Macedonia
    MAC
    68
    21  
    Kyrgyzstan
    KYR
    69
    21  
    Italy
    ITA
    70
    21  
    Qatar
    QTR
    71
    18  
    Ecuador
    ECU
    72
    18  
    Singapore
    SIN
    73
    17  
    Slovakia
    SLK
    74
    15  
    South Sudan
    SSU
    75
    13  
    Thailand
    THA
    76
    12  
    Mozambique
    MOZ
    77
    12  
    Oman
    OMA
    78
    10  
    Chad
    CHD
    79
    9  
    Bahrain
    BAH
    80
    8  
    Chile
    CHI
    81
    6  
    Republic of the Congo
    ROC
    82
    4  
    Namibia
    NAM
    83
    3  
    Tajikistan
    TAJ
    84
    0  
    Bolivia
    BOL
    85
    0  
    Slovenia
    SLV
    86
    0  
    New Zealand
    NWZ
    87
    0  
    Guatemala
    GUA
    88
    0  
    Ivory Coast
    IVC
    89
    0  
    Latvia
    LAT
    90
    0  
    Albania
    ALB
    91
    0  
    Switzerland
    SWI
    92
    0  
    Mexico
    MEX
    93
    0  
    Australia
    AUS
    94
    0  
    Portugal
    POR
    95
    0  
    Dominican Republic
    DOM
    96
    0  
    Spain
    SPA
    97
    0  
    Lithuania
    LIT
    98
    0  
    Estonia
    EST
    99
    0  
    Czech Republic
    CZR
    100
    0  
    Laos
    LAO
    101
    0  
    Cambodia
    CMB
    102
    0  
    Cameroon
    CAM
    103
    0  
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    DRC
    104
    0  
    Mali
    MAL
    105
    0  
    Madagascar
    MAD
    106
    0  
    Central African Republic
    CAR
    107
    0  
    El Salvador
    ESL
    108
    0  
    Gabon
    GAB
    109
    0  
    Honduras
    HON
    110
    0  
    Botswana
    BOT
    111
    0  
    Sierra Leone
    SIE
    112
    0  
    Suriname
    SUR
    113
    0  
    Niger
    NGR
    114
    0  
    Panama
    PAN
    115
    0  
    Denmark
    DEN
    116
    0  
    Nepal
    NEP
    117
    0  
    Norway
    NOR
    118
    0  
    Philippines
    PHI
    119
    0  
    Belgium
    BEL
    120
    0  
    Uruguay
    URU
    121
    0  
    Paraguay
    PAR
    122
    0  
    Netherlands
    NET
    123
    0  
    Mauritania
    MAU
    124
    0  
    Canada
    CAN
    125
    0  
    Austria
    AST
    126
    0  
    Colombia
    COL
    127
    0  
    Kenya
    KEN
    128
    0  
    Tunisia
    TUN
    129
    0  
    Ghana
    GHA
    130
    0  
    Somalia
    SOM
    131
    0  
    Tanzania
    TAN
    132
    0  
    Sweden
    SWE