The 33rd Infantry “Makabayan” Battalion of the Philippine Army, based in Sultan Kudarat, has tested the newly acquired rocket-propelled grenade launcher RPG-7.
A video of the said testing was uploaded by 33IB commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Harold Cabunoc.
“Ang brand new na RPG-7 type Rocket Launcher, Light (RLL) ang ipapalit sa 90mm Recoilless Rifle at 57mm Recoilless Rifle na matagal nang gamit sa Philippine Army,”
Lieutenant Colonel Cabunoc was the first, in his battalion, to fire the RPG-7.
“Ang problema namin sa lumang 90RR ay maraming dud na bala, karamihan ay anti-tank ammo lamang (HEAT), at malayong mas mabigat para sa Pinoy na mandirigma,” Cabunoc said.
“Lightweight, portable, very easy to operate kahit sa mga bagitong Privates,” he said describing the new RPG-7.
“Madali lang din namin itong maintegrate sa kasalukuyang weapon systems na ginagamit sa kampanya kontra mga terorista,” he added.