With a history going back half a century, Brazil’s Avibras (Hall 5, Stand H657) now operates a broad range of technology, from land vehicles and missiles to remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs), C4ISTAR and space vehicles.
The Avibras light armoured multi-purpose vehicles can be configured for command and control, troop transportation, reconnaissance, surveillance and rescue. Also appropriate for reconnaissance, target acquisition and fire direction, and ground/naval surveillance, is the Falcão (Falcon) RPV.
But it is in the rockets, missiles, cruise missiles and guided munitions areas that Avibras excels. Its capabilities extend to instrumented suborbital vehicles for training purposes, solid propulsion rocket motors, warheads and control systems.
The Skyfire 70 air-to-ground rocket system allows for different warheads and launchers with control for almost every type of fixed-wing aircraft or helicopter.
Taking its name from ‘artillery saturation rocket system’, the Astros has become synonymous with Avibras. Its flexibility and high fire power make it a significant strategic and deterrence system. Avibras is developing Astros 2020 as the latest version of this successful programme.