Brazilian army will continue the upgrade program of its rocket launcher systems ASTROS 2912122
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Defence News - Brazil
|Saturday, December 29, 2012, 10:34 AM|
|Brazilian army will continue the upgrade program of its rocket launcher systems ASTROS.|
Brazil wil continue to invest defence budget to upgrade and modernize its precision strike technologies with the aim of developing rockets and missiles both for domestic military use and exports. A budget of $480 million initial outlay by the Defense Ministry is focused on updating Avibras' ASTROS, acronym for Artillery SaTuration ROcket System, which is able to launching multiple rockets.
Brazilian ASTROS II launchers during the 2009 Independence Day Parade in Brasília, Brazil (September 7th, 2009).
At the end of August 2011, Brazil’s Ministerio da Defesa announced the beginning of a BRL 1.09 billion (about $685 million) project to update Avibras’ ASTROS (Artillery SaTuration ROcket System) multiple rocket launcher system to the ASTROS 2020 configuration. It will also develop a GPS-guided short-range rocket, and an AV-TM300 missile option that gives the new system a 300 km strike range.