US Marines Test-Fire Rocket in Philippine Exercise

Posted April 7, 2016 at 5:00am

The Philippine Star reports that “Unites States Marines participating in this year’s Phl-US Balikatan 2016 joint military exercises test-fired one of their lethal weapons deployed at the gunnery range in Crow Valley, Capas, Tarlac.”  

“Capt. Celeste Frank Sayson, Balikatan spokesman for the Philippines, said US Marines from the 4th Marine Regiment delivered six rounds containing non-explosive rounds using two M142 High Artillery Rocket System.”  

“’They fired six rounds yesterday using the HIMARS platform at a reduced range of 15 kilometers in preparation for the final exercises on April 14,’ Sayson said.”