Battle for Supremacy : South Africa’s Bateleur vs Nigeria’s RM-70.

Valkiri (Bateleur)Multiple Launch Rocket Artillery.

The Valkiri (Bateleur)  is South Africa’s primary multiple rocket system developed and built by Dennel Land Systems. This 127 mm system  features advanced fire controls, disposable pods and 40 launch tubes.

Operational range : 400 km.

Maximum firing range : 36 km.

127 mm projectile range : 5,500 metres.

SANDF BATELEUR.
The Bateleur MLRS requires a crew of just two.
SANDF fires 127 mm projectiles during an exercises.
SANDF Bateleur in firing position.
Two SANDF Bateleur MLRS driving to firing position. The diesel engine Bateleur has a top speed of 90 km/h
The Bateleur has 40 launch tubes.
SANDF Bateleur in firing position.

RM-70 Multiple Launch Rocket Artillery.

The Czech made 122.4 mm RM-70 replaced the BM-21 Grad as Nigeria’s primary area saturation weapon because of its ability to fire both individual rounds and volleys. It is designed for concentrated fire coverage of large areas (up to 3 hectares in one volley) by high explosive fragmentation shells. The fire is robust with almost 256 kg of explosives used in one volley of 40 rockets.
Operational range : 400 km.

Maximum firing range : 20 km

123.4 projectile range : 19,459 metres.

Nigerian army RM-70 MLRS hold firing position during combat operations against Bo ko Haram in the Sambisa forest.
RM-70 fires individual rounds at Boko Haram positions during combat operations.
The RM-70 requires a crew of just three.
RM-70 crew setting up firing position.
RM-70 crew setting up firing position.

RM-70 fires rains 122 mm projectiles on Boko Haram positions.
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