The vehicle 6x6 AV-LMU, used in the Astros-II launcher, is the launcher for the AV/MT-300 guided missile, each launching 2 missiles.
It uses an inertial guidance system, with data continuously updated and supplied through laser and GPS for position. As such it is the equivalent of the Tomahawk, Apache, Kh-65 and others, though costing well less, (seu price were calculated around 800 to a thousand dollars) against more than 1,2 million of dollar on average for the competitors. It has drawn interest from the current users of the Astros-II and including the army and the navy, which have long desired a missile with the reach of 300km that the Av/mt-300 possesses, as did the known X-300 (also known as Trezentão) that was canceled at the end of the 1980s. However, it is possible that the Avibras never has paralyzed its development total giving origin to the new missile disclosed in October of 2001, the Air Force also would be interested for a launched model pain air (probably already in development), needing only financial resources for the orders of the three forces if to materialize.
Above the air-to-ground missile in development the Avibrás, that would use the technology developed for the Av/mt-300. The development of airborne versions must occur, visa quickly the great interest that the Air Force has currently for such weapons, with a price below of the imported models and in view of that its production it would generate jobs and verge in the country, perhaps will be more easy support politician for its production, some American Latin countries, of Africa and of the Middle East, with good commercial relations with Brazil, the customers could be candidates.
The Brazilian cruise missile - the AV/MT 300 - will be able to deliver 200kg of explosives to a target up to 300km away, the company said in a statement.
he Brazilian company of capital Aerospace Avibras will make an advanced tactical missile of cruise with reach of 300 km, first with produced electronic intelligence in Brazil, indicated the east company Monday. AV/MT 300, one hundred percent of Brazilian technology, has been maintained in tests from 1999, and soon it would have to begin to be exported. This it has capacity to overturn on the objective 24 incendiary antipersonnel grenades or antitank, which is equivalent to a unique load of 200 kg of explosive, and is guided by a digital system of navigation that allows electronically to produce and to locate the objective of the attack.
The agricultural road of the Viradouro, in Jacareí, the 76 kilometers of São Paulo, reserves surprises: in the end of the passage, it has a watched good gate blocking the access to the point highest of serrinha, a mountain of 900 meters covered by a remaining portion of Atlantic Bush where, exactly in the days of sun and sky without clouds, thunders snore.
It is there, it are of the reach of the vision of who passes, that the Aerospace Avibrás is developing and is prepared to export an advanced tactical missile of cruise with reach of 300 kilometers, AV/MT 300, first weapon endowed with electronic intelligence produced by the Brazilian warlike industry. The launching tests, made since 99 in the field of tests of the Army, in the Beach of the Marambaia, in the River, had been kept in secret so far. All the technology is national.
Gone off for an armored cart, the missile pours on the target 24 antitank antipersonnel garnets, arsonists or. The joint fire of two missiles is capable to destroy, for example, a refinery of oil or a great concentration of enemy troops. In another configuration, the war ogive can contain an only load around 200 kilos of explosive, to be used against blockhouses.
In the international market, this weapon is quoted in the band of USS 800 a thousand. AV/MT 300 is guided by a digital system of navigation that allows to look and to locate the objective of the attack, without error index. The missile has a competing fort in the international market, the Apache, created for a trust Franc-British and in production it has two years. The president of the Avibrás, engineer João Verdi de Carvalho Milk, believes that she can offer to the Brazilian model "the inferior price and with competitive quality".
The revelation of the project coincides with the formalização of a contract of exportation esteem in USS 180 million - for supply to the Army of the Malaysia of the fourth generation of the system Astros II, a multiple thrower of saturation rockets that the company manufactures has 20 years. Used in combat in the Middle East for the forces of Iraq, Saudi Arabia, the Catar and, probably, also of the Kuwait, Astros II uses four basic types of the ammunition with reach of 9 kilometers the 90 kilometers.
Second technician of the Exterior Chamber of Commerce (Camex), the negotiations with the Ministry of the malaio Defense continue and can represent vendas of USS 400 million up to 2003.
AV/MT 300 is a version of reduced cost of the advanced classroom dominated for the missile Tomahawk Agm-86, the most powerful cibernético warrior of the United States, responsible for 60 % of the launched bombings of precision in the Gulf War and Kosovo. The missile of the Avibrás is equipped with a central office of navigation that combines an inertial center the laser, connected to an active receiver GPS that it uninterruptedly supplies given of positioning the correction of the route. This allows AV/MT 300 to look and to destroy the target located of the preprogrammed coordinates inside. The missile immediately liberates the wings after to leave the pipe of detonation in the launch vehicle. Of this moment in ahead, it flies as a small subsônico airplane.
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