This year, many people looked forward eagerly to the parade, held on 4 February, for the 71st Independence Day – mainly because former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had announced that a newly-developed Sri Lankan rocket system would be on display. As expected, the Ministry of Defence revealed the weapons system, a multi-barrel rocket launcher (MBRL) developed by its Centre for Research and Development (CRD). This, the first locally manufactured MBRL, is 100% locally developed and fires locally-developed 122mm rockets. The system, made to international standards, is also compatible with Chinese, Czech, Pakistani and Slovak rockets of this calibre. CRD scientists developed the chemical formulas for the rocket fuel.
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