Anti-Junta Forces Reveal Home-Grown MLRS Technical, Myanmar

This video depicts anti-junta fighters in the Kayin State of Myanmar, who are being familiarized with a new home-grown MLRS mounted on a pickup truck bed. This weapon system was apparently designed and built by the Sawdragon Drone Force, which has had successes designing, building and deploying drones for recon and bombing roles. With this being the first known reveal of the system, it probably won't enter production (a term loosely used, considering resources available to a jungle guerilla force) for a few months.


Often, the most cost-effective way to go about R&D is to give the guys in the field a problem and let them solve it. This was repeatedly proven true during GWOT, and continues to be the case in both Ukraine and Myanmar.

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Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


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Published 4 months ago

This video depicts anti-junta fighters in the Kayin State of Myanmar, who are being familiarized with a new home-grown MLRS mounted on a pickup truck bed. This weapon system was apparently designed and built by the Sawdragon Drone Force, which has had successes designing, building and deploying drones for recon and bombing roles. With this being the first known reveal of the system, it probably won't enter production (a term loosely used, considering resources available to a jungle guerilla force) for a few months.


Often, the most cost-effective way to go about R&D is to give the guys in the field a problem and let them solve it. This was repeatedly proven true during GWOT, and continues to be the case in both Ukraine and Myanmar.

About the Author

Author's Photo

Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

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