OrbiSat and Agrale Introduce a Vehicle Equipped with Radar for Tracking Low-Altitude Planes
By Dialogo March 19, 2012
The Agrale Marruá AM20 military vehicle is the base for the advanced anti-aircraft artillery control system developed for the Brazilian Army by OrbiSat, a local firm controlled by Embraer Defense and Security (EDS). The project, in association with the Army Technological Center (CTEx), integrates the Army’s Anti-Aircraft Defense System, supplying information capable of contributing to decision-making in countless defense and security situations.
Developed with 100 percent Brazilian technology and without a similar solution in the domestic market, the system can be used to coordinate the defense of troops and military installations, in combat situations and for major events, such as the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.
The system functions as a mobile command-and-control base for information sent in real time by the Saber M60 radar, also produced by OrbiSat, and used for the air and ground surveillance of low-altitude planes, tracking targets within a radius of up to 60 kilometers and at an altitude of up to 5,000 meters.
According to Agrale, the Agrale Marruá AM20 model – which has different configurations, such as the AM20 GE (electronic warfare) and the AM20 VCC (command-and-control vehicle) – was chosen for its robustness, durability, and ease of maintenance characteristics, in addition to its ability to be used in different types of service and terrain.
In recent years, Agrale has become one of the leading suppliers of military vehicles from various Latin American countries to the Brazilian Armed Forces.