Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Avibras AV-TM 300, Subsonic Cruise Missile at TNI Ar Army Headquarters

There is a different from the 72nd Army of Armed Forces Army in Pusdik Armed Kodiklatad, Cimahi, West Java. Among the Armed artificial display window featured on Monday (4/12/2017), there is one that attracts attention, ie visible figure of the AV-TM 300 cruise missile with white. Called attention-grabbing because its size is spelled most bongsor among rows of ASTROS (Artillery Saturation Rocket System) MK6.

Avibras AV-TM 300 (White)

                                    Avibras AV-TM 300 (White)

Another of his greatest figures (AVibras-Tactical Missile) 300 though in dummy form clearly attracts attention, let alone listed the Red and White flag on the muzzle of a cruise missile labeled "Matador" is. Suddenly the question is whether the later AV-TM 300 will also be acquired by TNI AD, if true it will certainly change the doctrine of Armed warfare, because AV-TM 300 is able to reach beyond 300 horizons.

The hope was apparently not an empty one, Brigadier General Dwi Jati Utomo as Danpussenarmed mentioned that in the future Armed Alutsista will be equipped with anti-artillery radar, UAV / Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, GPS, automatic distance measuring device (LRF / Laser Range Finder) and the inventor system of the target to speed up the search for the coordinates of the target position (INS / Inertial Navigation System).

It is expected that with the emergence of technology in Armed alutsista can realize precision attack, joint attack and the missile's role in suppressing enemy strike capabilities (missile role in suppressing enemy attack ability). From Danpussenarmed quote on site implies that later AV-TM 300 will be used by ASTROS TNI AD batteries.

For Avibras, the AV-TM 300 Matador is believed to be a solution to military strength that wants a quality cruise missile classmate Tomahawk, but with a cheaper price. But note, Matador status is still under development. The first version of the AV-TM 300 was introduced in 1999, but the new official development began in September 2011.

A series of modifications continue, including design changes that now use retractable wings and the use of materials from composite materials. This cruise missile uses rockets with solid fuel to serve flights at subsonic speeds. The base variant of the missile engine uses a TJ1000 turbojet developed by Avibras under license from Polaris.

Officially AV-TM 300 is designed Avibras for ASTROS 2020 system. This missile is accompanied by central computer combined with gyroscope laser ring which is connected with active GPS navigation, the result of this missile can continuously make corrections on the target location information.

The Brazilian Army has signed an initial order contract in November 2012. The Brazilian government has already invested US $ 100 million in development. The first shipment to the Brazilian Army was expected to be completed by 2016, but all development stages are expected to be completed by 2018. The turbojet test was conducted in 2013.

Avibras also presents this missile for the Navy version, which is to be launched from a warship labeled X-300, which cursory design fins similar to the anti-ship missile ship Exocet. Now the final stage of the missile test is being done, namely to get the certification.

So far the Army has had four types of rockets for ASTROS II MK6, ie SS-30, SS-40, SS-60, and SS-80 rockets. .

AV-TM 300 Specifications:
  • Weight: 1,140 Kg
  • Length: 5.4 meters
  • Warhead: 200 Kg
  • Engine: Polaris TJ1000 Turbojet
  • Operational range: 300 km
  • Speed: Mach 0.85
  • Guidance system: GPS / INS
  • Accuracy: less than 30 meters
  • Launch platform: Astros 2020 / Astros FN

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