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The MLRS is a multiple rocket launcher of US origin. It was developed in the late 1970\'s to meet a joint US, UK, German and French requirement. The name MLRS stands for Multiple Launch Rocket System.

P-120 Malakhit

The P-120 is an anti-ship missile of Soviet origin. It was developed in the 1960\'s as a replacement for the P-5 Pityorka (SS-N-3 Shaddock) missile. The design is based on the P-70 Ametist (SS-N-7 Starbright). Unlike the P-70 the P-120 can be launched from both surface vessels and submarines, making it a multi-purpose missile.

BM-21 Grad

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.

FIM-43 Redeye

The FIM-43 Redeye is a Cold War era man portable SAM system of US origin. It was developed in the 1960\'s as machine guns proved of limited effectiveness against jet fighters. The Redeye was the first US man portable SAM system.

127mm Compatto

The 127mm Compatto is a naval gun turret of Italian origin. It was developed in the late 1960\'s by OTO Melara at the request of the Italian navy. The Compatto design uses many technologies and principles found as found in the 76mm OTO Melara cannon. Recent upgrade plans include a longer 62-caliber barrel that may fire guided rounds at distances of over 100 km.