Naval Weapons

Brazil to launch the last prototype of locally developed anti-ship missile

17 June 2019

The Brazilian Navy is scheduled to launch the third and final prototype of the MANSUP (Míssil Antinavio Nacional de Superfície) surface-to-surface anti-ship missile from Niterói-class frigate Independência (F44) on 18 June, a local industry source told Jane's .

The missile will be launched from one of the ship's two MBDA Systems ITL-10 twin missile launch systems, with the container supplied by Avibras Indústria Aeroespacial, as part of the weapon's trials, the source said.

The navy would only confirm the MANSUP launch and test would be conducted between 16 and 19 June.

MANSUP will be launched against the hull of former corvette Inhaúma (V30).

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