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Brazilian Army to upgrade ASTROS II Mk 3

01 December 2013
The Brazilian Army's upgrade of its ASTROS II Mk 3 will bring some commonality with the service's ASTROS Mk 6 (pictured). Source: Brazilian Army

The Brazilian Army is set to award Avibras Indústria Aeroespacial a contract to upgrade the service's Artillery SaTuration ROcket System (ASTROS) II Mk3 multiple launch rocket systems (MLRSs).

The deal with the system's original equipment manufacturer is being finalised and a contract will soon be announced, a Brazilian Army spokesperson told IHS Jane's . The ASTROS II Mk 3s are operated by the 6th Multiple Rocket Launcher Group (Grupo de Lançadores Múltiplos de Foguetes or 6º GLMF) based in Formosa, State of Goiás - the unit is set to be renamed as the 6th Missiles and Rockets Group.

The upgrade programme is being established as part of the service's ASTROS 2020 MLRS strategic project, which also includes the incorporation between 2014-18 of three batteries of the ASTROS Mk 6 system to arm a new Missiles and Rockets Group that is to be based in Formosa.



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