Brazil Develops Missile Capable of Reaching Any Country in South America

The Armed Forces are developing a long-range missile capable of being launched from the air and reaching targets 300 kilometers away, i.e. most South American countries (except Chile).

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Manufactured by Avibras Aeroespacial, the weapon has high destructive power - it carries a 200-kilogram warhead.

It is a variation of the AV-MTC ground-to-air cruise missile, from the Brazilian Army's strategic program known as the ASTROS 2020 Airborne Saturation Artillery Rocket System.

According to Jane's Defence Weekly, the development of the surface AV-MTC should be completed in December 2020, after eight years of studies and testing. A production lot of the missile is scheduled to be purchased in 2021, said General Júlio Dias Barreto, project manager of Astros 2020 . . .

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