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The Valkiri is a multiple rocket launcher of South African origin. The design is based on the Soviet BM-21 Grad, but was slightly improved in order to counter it from longer distances. Valkiri is Afrikaans for Valkyrie. The product improved Valkiri Mk II is known as Bateleur, which is a type of bird of prey.
The PLZ07 is a modern self-propelled howitzer of Chinese origin. It was developed in the early 2000\'s to supplement and replace the older 122mm self-propelled howitzers in Chinese service.
The UMGT-1 is a lightweight torpedo of Soviet origin. It was developed as a more capable alternative to the AT-1 torpedo for use on the URK-5 Rastrub rocket ASW system. Aside from being delivered as payload on various types of ASW rockets the UMGT-1 can also be launched from helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. In that role it is designated AT-3.
The AS Val is a silenced assault rifle of Soviet origin. It was developed in the 1980\'s to be used in urban combat and the reconnaissance role. The name AS stands for Avtomat Special\'nyj, which is Russian for special automatic rifle. The nickname Val means shaft and refers to the prominent silencer. The AS Val stems from the VSS Vintorez silenced sniper rifle and has a 70% parts commonality.
The BM-21 is a multiple rocket launcher of Russian origin. It was developed in the 1950\'s to replace older World War 2 era multiple rocket launchers. The BM-21 is the world\'s most widely used multiple rocket launcher. Its 122mm rocket and launcher design are employed on many foreign weapon systems. The nickname Grad is Russian for hailstorm.