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ASTROS II  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1983
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Artillery SaTuration ROcket System
Origin: Brazil
Corporations: Avibras Aeroespacial* and IMBEL   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: ASTROS
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1983
Total Production: ?
Family Members: ASTROS III
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Description: The ASTROS II (Artillery SaTuration ROcket System) is a Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) designed to engage ground targets at ranges between 30 to 300 kilometers. Its modular design allows to fire a variety of rockets and tactical missiles with calibers ranging from 127mm to 300mm. The 70mm Skyfire-70 rocket is available for training purposes. The ASTROS artillery system has been developed on the basis of all-terrain, high-mobility wheeled chassis for enhanced mobility. The basic rocket artillery system introduced in the early 1980s was designed to fire SS-30, SS-40, SS-60 and SS-80 rockets. The extended range SS-150 can engage targets at 150 kilometers while the FOG-MPM offers high accuracy against armored vehicles, helicopters and fortifications. The Astros TM/AV-MT tactical missile can engage targets at ranges of 300 kilometers.

The ASTROS II artillery system utilizes a 6x6 high mobility chassis and entered service with the Brazilian Army in 1983. It has been proved in combat in the first two Gulf wars (1980-88 and 1991-1992) and it has been increasingly adopted by armies of several countries. This artillery system can also conduct coastal defense missions in the littoral environment. The ASTROS II was developed to deliver a long life span through the constant introduction of new technology modules, specially on its launcher platforms and ammunitions.

ASTROS II Applications


Artillery Systems Astros Hawk

ASTROS II Specifications

Artillery Tubes: 32
Crew: 3
Wheel Drive: 6x6
Dimensions
Artillery Tube Caliber: 300 millimeter
Height: 2.60 meter
Length: 8 meter
Width: 2.40 meter
Power
Power: 280 shp (209 kW)
Speed
Cross Country Speed: 12 mps (43 kph)
Top Speed: 25 mps (90 kph)
Weight
Combat Weight: 20,000 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems

Grand Total 366
Defensive Weapons
Skyfire-70x64
SS-150x2
SS-30x32
SS-40x16
SS-60x4
SS-80x4
Offensive Weapons
AV-MTx2
FOG-MPMx4
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