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National Anti-Ship Missile (Míssil Antinavio Nacional, MANSUP) also named AV-RE40 —previously known as MAN-1—is an $75 USD millions anti-ship missile project under development by Avibras, Mectron, Atech and Omnisys for the Brazilian Navy.[1] The design aims performance similar to MBDA MM40 Exocet Block III, and It is expected to perform field tests in 2017 and should begin production around late 2018 or early 2019.[1]

History[edit]

A mock-up of the Brazilian Navy and Avibras project for anti-ship missile insphered on the AM39 Excocet was show in April 2011 during Latin America Aero and Defence (LAAD) exhibition in Rio de Janeiro.[2]

An initial asset of R$50 millions was sponsored by the Brazilian Navy,[1] through the Directorate of Navy Weapons Systems, contracts were signed on 5 and 6 December 2011, with Mectron and Avibras, respectively.[3] Program participants are assigned according to their competences, Mectron within prototype development, Avibras within rocket engine development, Omnisys within seeker-head development and Atech with project accompaniment management.[3]

In 2013, Omnisys concluded the missile seeker PDR (Preliminary Design Review) and started to test all subsystem parts.[4]

Development of a Air launch variant of the missile called Missil Antinavio Nacional lancado por Aeronaves (MANAER) commenced in February 2014.[5]

Specifications[edit]

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References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d Godoy (2012), P. B16
  2. ^ Rivas (2011), p. 29
  3. ^ a b Galante (12 December 2011). "Assinados contratos para o desenvolvimento do Míssil Antinavio Nacional (MANSUP)" (in Portuguese). Poder Naval. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Caiafa, R. (18 November 2013). "E. Menezes, Omnisys: "Nuestro objetivo es reforzar la imagen de empresa brasileña para clientes de todo el mundo"" (in Spanish). Infodefesa. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Padilha, Luiz (25 May 2015). "Entrevista com EL Leal Ferreira - "Armamento"" (in Portuguese). Defesa Aero & Naval. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
Bibliography
  • Godoy, Roberto (5 May 2012). Mesquita, Ruy, ed. "Empresas brasileiras disputam mercado de mísseis". O Estado de S. Paulo (in Portuguese). 133 (43299). São Paulo, Brazil: IDC Publishers. Agência Estado. p. B16. ISSN 1516-2931. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  • Rivas, Santiago (September 2011). Hunte, Jamie, ed. "Brazil's new indigenous anti-ship missile". Combat Aircraft Monthly. Surrey, UK: Ian Allan Publishing. 12 (9): 29. ISSN 2041-7489.