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FIDAE 2012: AEL Sistema and Ares promoting Brazilian-made laser guided rocket system

28th March 2012 - 09:43 GMT | by Tony Osborne in Santiago, Chile


Elbit Systems' Brazilian subsidiaries AEL Sistemas and rocket manufacturer Ares are using the FIDAE air show to promote a new laser guided rocket system.

The STAR rocket uses the same seeker head used on the Guided Advanced Tactical Rocket (GATR) being developed by Elbit in conjunction with ATK.

The programme is at its early stages, but is aimed for use by the rotary-wing fleets of Latin American countries.

Frederico Medella, sales and marketing manager at Ares, told Shephard that the seekers could be developed to fit on Ares' range of 66, 70, and 80mm rocket systems, which are used on

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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