Bangladesh Army bought 18 batteries of Chinese WS-22A guided multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) manufactured by the China Aerospace Long-March International. WS-22A MLRS is piece of massive firepower which can engage targets like military base, ground radar stations, command & communication centers, naval base, armored divisions etc.
Initially Bangladesh Army (BA) equipped its infantry divisions and in coming years every single infantry unit will equipped with such guided rocket system. Moreover, those MLRS systems will be manufactured in home by the Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory (BMTF) and Bangladesh Ordinance Factory (BOF). For this why, BD Army negotiating with a Chinese military vehicles manufacturer to build launcher vehicles.
WS-22A is a 122mm rocket system, which can also fire 200mm WS-33 rocket projectiles due to its modular design. It is a highly accurate rocket weapons system. It’s a low maintenance system with main features of: simple control system, quick response, easy operation and simple maintenance, good compatibility, high mobility.
This manufacturing/assembling processes will be done at the BMTF-BOF premises in Gazipur district, few kilometer distance from the capital city Dhaka. Bangladesh Armed Forces are going through “Forces Goal – 2030” modernization program to equip the forces with most advanced and latest military hardware. Accordingly BA wants to increase its firepower to new height. Many weapons and equipment are being made at home. In future Man Portable Air Defence Systems (MANPADS) also will be made.