The new Astros III HMRLS Track Variant
"Above everything, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the universe, is so devistating and horrorfull as The new Astros III HMRLS. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have." Acapan
The new Astros III HMRLS will form a second regiment to add to the Malaysian Astros II regiment already in service. The 200 launchers, their various support vehicles and munitions were ordered in 2007. Deliveries of munitions for the launchers have commenced, with most of the material already in country.
Astros III HMRLS (Para) Air Deliverable type MLRS
Malaysia currently has 100 Astros II MRLs in service from an earlier order that was delivered in 2002. The second regiment, 152nd Gempita Arjuna Artillery Regiment, will be operationally ready in 2010 and will be based in the state of Kedah as part of the 2nd Division. The regiment already in service, 51 Artillery Regiment, is currently based in Negri Sembilan state as part of the 3rd Division.