sistema de mísseis

Índia junta-se à elite global de detentores de tecnologia de mísseis

Nesta segunda-feira (27/06), a Índia juntou-se ao pequeno rol de países que controlam o comércio mundial de tecnologias de mísseis. O Regime de Controle de Tecnologia de Mísseis visa à não proliferação dessas tecnologias, restringindo a comercialização de mísseis, foguetes, drones e sistemas de entrega. Com a entrada indiana, são 35 os países membros do regime, incluindo o Brasil. A Índia pretende, com isso, legitimar seus programas nuclear e missilístico. No entanto, a China vem bloqueando a entrada indiana no regime de detentores de tecnologia nuclear.

Foto: divulgação.


Armas nucleares e mudanças políticas na Coreia do Norte

Nesta sexta-feira (06/05) na Coreia do Norte, iniciou o Congresso do Partido dos Trabalhadores da Coreia. É a primeira vez que ele ocorre em 35 anos e, segundo análise da Stratfor, vem para sedimentar o poder de Kim Jong-un no país bem como suas reformas administrativas. O sistema político e administrativo do país, após a chegada de Jong-un ao poder, estaria se tornando menos dependente da figura do líder supremo e a política se tornado mais aberta ao público. Ao mesmo tempo, o programa nuclear e de mísseis da Coreia do Norte estaria entrando em uma fase crítica — faltando muito pouco para que Pyongyang consiga desenvolver ogivas nucleares que caibam em mísseis e um sistema de entrega crível.

Foto: Jung Yeon-je / AFP / Getty Images.


China envia sistema de mísseis para o Mar do Sul da China

A China enviou sistemas de mísseis para ilhas disputadas no Mar do Sul da China, segundo oficiais de Taiwan. Imagens de satélites de 14 de fevereiro mostrariam oito lançadores de mísseis e um radar nas ilhas Paracel. Pequim negou as acusações, mas afirmou que tem o direito de defender suas ilhas.


Foto: BBC / Google.

China pode perder contrato de venda de mísseis à Turquia

De acordo com a agência Reuters, presidente turco teria dito em entrevista ao canal NTV que estaria repensando a decisão de comprar um sistema de defesa de mísseis da China. Recep Tayyip Erdogan disse que governo está estudando alternativas para concretizar a compra dos sistemas de defesa anti-aérea de longo alcance, estimado em bilhões de dólares.

Imagem: Wikimedia Commons

Imagem: Wikimedia Commons


Os mísseis inteligentes do futuro

Conheça os projetos de mísseis inteligentes de 2030, supervelozes e capazes de interferir/bloquear radares, que devem mudar o modo que as Forças Armadas dos Estados Unidos realizam operações militares.

Fonte: Lockheed Martin.

Fonte: Lockheed Martin.

Meet the Super-Fast, Radar-Jamming, Unnervingly Intelligent Missiles of 2030

Foreign Policy – 15/11/2013 – por Zach Rosenberg

In the past few weeks, the Pentagon and its major contractors have been trotting out their designs for the aircraft of the future — from a stealthy, hypersonic spy plane to a combat, carrier-hopping drone to a futuristic bomber. But ironically, none of these planes will likely define the U.S. armed forces of, say, 2030. It’s the wild weapons they’ll carry that could be military game-changers.

The crown jewel is the Long Range Strike-Bomber (LRS-B), being designed under tight secrecy. LRS-B is supposed to replace either the B-52 or B-1 or some combination thereof (nobody’s quite sure yet). Designed for penetrating strike and nuclear weapons, it is this bomber that is meant to lead any bombing campaign, slipping into enemy airspace undetected and dropping bombs on the most heavily-defended targets. Northrop Grumman (which designed the B-2) and a Boeing-Lockheed team are both designing competitors, but details are scarce — nearly everything about the program is classified.

The F-35, currently under production, is supposed to become the backbone of the USAF fleet. By 2030 the oldest operational aircraft will have a decade in service, and new versions might still be rolling out of the factory. It’s designed to be the new catch-all, a performer of all but master of none. But as the most modern aircraft on the production line it can do things its predecessors can’t, and it shows how the USAF is changing the way it fights.

The F-35 is stealthy, but it’s not that stealthy. It won’t be able to dip into enemy airspace unnoticed like the LRS-B will, so the focus is how to make it more effective from further away. The radar is designed to share detailed targeting information via datalink with other aircraft — one F-35 can hang back and turn on its radar, which gives its position away to the target but keeps it far from danger, while another can sneak in and fire a missile without giving itself away.

More and more, those missiles are going to be smarter and capable of new things, not just blowing things up. Rather than risk people and valuable airplanes, why not just let the missile do the work? It’s getting easier to pack missiles full of fuel and electronics, making them more like miniature drones than the old dumb-bombs. Some missiles, like Raytheon’s new MALD-J, contain small radar jammers and can be fired almost 600 miles from the target.

Future versions could have electronic surveillance equipment, sending data back home, or even the means to inject viruses into computer networks. Also look forward to things like the Israeli IAI Harop, a hybrid missile/UAV that can circle overhead for long periods of time, waiting for a whiff of electronic scent and guiding itself in.

One promising development is the High-Speed Strike Weapon, a hypersonic ground attack missile, capable of launching from thousands of miles away and streaking towards the target too fast for anyone to hit. At least, that’s the idea. At that speed it might not even need a warhead, destroying targets with sheer kinetic energy. The program is in its infancy, and sustained hypersonic flight is very tough — but we’ll see. Come 2030 there could be B-52s — among the oldest aircraft in the inventory — launching hypersonic cruise missiles by the dozen.

And what of the drones used so widely today? After Afghanistan winds down there will certainly not be a need for as many as we now have. But a potential Predator replacement, the MQ-X, is dead in the water, and while the USAF is closely watching the Navy’s experiments with the X-47B carrier-hopping drone, there are no concrete plans to buy anything at the moment. But it’s hard to imagine they wouldn’t put those new capabilities onto UAVs, and indeed there are persistent rumors of secret bomb-carrying UAVs flying in the desert, but nothing concrete and verifiable has yet emerged.

All of those are good ideas, but the potential costs are enormous, and in the days of sequestration few people have the stomach to promote gigantic programs. Even next year’s budgets are uncertain, and between the Pentagon’s five-year planning frames and the regular shifts of their political sponsors, nobody really knows what programs will make it to 2030. It could be all of them. It could be just one. We’ll have to wait and see.


Rússia cancela entrega de mísseis de defesa anti-aérea S-300 ao Irã

Russia and Iran: Heading for divorce court?

RussianToday/ Robert Bridge -10/08/2012

Unless Tehran retracts its lawsuit over Moscow’s refusal to deliver S-300 surface-to-air missile systems, Russia will take a tougher stand on the Iranian nuclear issue, the Kommersant newspaper reported on Friday.

“We have already made it clear to Iran that lawsuits are not helping the development of our relations,” the newspaper quoted a Russian presidential administration source as saying. “But our requests to retract these documents from court went unnoticed.” (mais…)

Rússia testará 70 novos sistemas de mísseis em 2012

Russia to test over 70 new missile systems in 2012

RIA Novosti – 13/01/2012

MOSCOW, January 13 (RIA Novosti) – About 70 new rocket and missile systems will be tested at Russia’s Kapustin Yar test range in 2012, an increase of 150 percent from last year, a Defense Ministry spokesman said on Friday.

The systems are part of more than 160 ongoing projects, said Col. Vadim Koval, without providing any details.

Last year, more than 500 missile test launches were made at the Kapustin Yar rocket launch and development site, he added.

Almost all the missile and rocket related branches and services of the Russian Armed Forces, including the Strategic Missile Forces, the Air Defense Forces, and the Missile Forces and Artillery conduct their tests at Kapustin Yar, located in the Astrakhan region, between the cities of Volgograd and Astrakhan. (mais…)

Governo do Brasil se torna sócio da Avibrás Aeroespacial, convertendo dívida da empresa em participação acionária

O Estado de S. Paulo

quinta-feira, 25 de fevereiro de 2010

Governo se torna sócio da Avibrás

Dívidas da principal fabricante de produtos militares do País com a União serão transformadas em participação

ASTROS II - Sistema lançador de míssil e foguetes fabricado pela Avibrás lança um míssil tático de cruzeiro - TM - até 300km de alcance - foto: Avibrás

ASTROS II – Sistema lançador de míssil e foguetes fabricado pela Avibrás lança um míssil tático de cruzeiro – TM – até 300km de alcance – foto: Avibrás

de O Estado de S. Paulo

SÃO PAULO – A Avibrás Aeroespacial, principal fabricante de produtos militares do País, vai ganhar um sócio: o governo federal. O grupo, de São José dos Campos, terá a participação do sistema financeiro da União na proporção de 15% a 25% – isso ainda está sendo discutido.

Não haverá aporte direto de dinheiro. Na forma prevista na Lei 11941/09, a presença dos recursos será efetivada por meio da conversão das dívidas da Avibrás. O anúncio da primeira parceria público-privada do setor de Defesa é esperado para abril.

A Avibrás está em regime de recuperação judicial desde julho de 2008. O valor do processo, cerca de R$ 500 milhões, foi superado pelo cumprimento de um rico contrato firmado com a Malásia, para fornecimento de baterias, munições e mais equipamentos de apoio do lançador de foguetes Astros-II, o principal produto do grupo.

Esse sistema de armas brasileiro é o principal recurso dissuasório da força terrestre malaia na região de tensão permanente no sudeste asiático.