19 April 2014
70 mm rocket and the launcher (photo : Dammit)
The Malaysian government has concluded with Malaysian Destini Prima contract for the supply of unguided rockets FZ 90 caliber 70 millimeters totaling 40 million ringgit ($ 12.3 million), according to Jane's. These munitions were developed in the early 1990s, the Belgian company Forges de Zeebrugge and manufactured in Malaysia under license.
In addition to the rocket itself Malaysian Government also ordered the suspension launch canisters for them. New ammunition is planned to equip F/A-18 Hornet fighter and trainer aircraft BAE Hawk. According to the Ministry of Defence Malaysia, rocket FZ 90 will be used to fight the rebels in the east. Cheaper ammo you plan to use instead of expensive JDAM.
Decision to purchase FZ 90 was adopted after the armed forces of Malaysia held in March 2013 operation to liberate the village from the rebels in the east. During the operation resets bombs JDAM, and corrected by laser beam weapons.