ASTROS II (Artillery SaTuration ROcket System) is a self-propelled multiple rocket launcher produced in Brazil by the Avibras company. It features modular design and employs rockets with calibers ranging from 127 mm to 300 mm. It was developed on the basis of a Tectran VBT-2028 6x6 all-terrain vehicle for enhanced mobility.
Astros II are normally grouped in artillery batteries consisting on average of about 13 vehicles: 6 of them are Astros II launchers, 6 are rocket resupply trucks and 1 a special radar-equipped vehicle controlling the fire-control system. The launcher is capable of firing rockets of different calibres armed with a range of warheads.
Each rocket resupply truck carries up to two complete reloads.
- SS-30 - fires 127 mm rockets - Loads 32
- SS-40 - fires 180 mm rockets - Loads 16
- SS-60 - fires 300 mm rockets - Loads 4
- SS-80 - fires 300 mm rockets - Loads 4
- SS-150 - fires 300 mm rockets - Loads 4
- MTC-300 - cruise missile with a range of 300 kilometers (under development)
- ASTROS-II SS-30 in firing position while being displayed as part of a demonstration of Saudi Arabian equipment during Operation Desert Shield.
- Angola Angola
- Bahrain Bahrain
- Brazil Brazil
- Brazilian Army 20 Astros II (5 batteries) and 18 Astros 2020 (4 batteries)
- Brazilian Marine Corps will use a naval variant, 6 Astros 2020 (1 battery)
- Malaysia Malaysian Army 54 Astros II
- Indonesia Indonesian Army 36 Astros II on order
- Iraq Iraq 66 Astros II (also built under licence as the Sajil-60).
- Qatar Qatar
- Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 76 Astros II