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Brazil launches the second locally developed anti-ship missile

22 March 2019
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The Brazilian Navy successfully launched the second prototype of the MANSUP (Míssil Antinavio Nacional de Superfície) surface-to-surface anti-ship missile from Niterói-class frigate Independência (F44) on 20 March.

The corvette Barroso (V34) launched the first MANSUP on 27 November 2018.

The Brazilian frigate Independencia launches the second prototype of MANSUP anti-ship missiles. (Brazilian Navy)The Brazilian frigate Independencia launches the second prototype of MANSUP anti-ship missiles. (Brazilian Navy)

Independência launched its missile off the coast between Rio de Janeiro and Cabo Frio. The test was used to further test navigation, control, and guidance of MANSUP.

The fire-and-forget and sea-skimming 5,780 mm-long, 860 kg MANSUP was developed by Avibras Indústria Aeroespacial, Omnisys Engenharia, Fundação Ezute, SIATT Engenharia, and Indústria e Comércio together with the Brazilian Navy as part of the so-called programme Esporão. Three flight testing missiles with telemetry head and one functional testing missile were produced.

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