Brazil seeking exports sales for ALAC anti-armour weapon

11 October 2016

Brazil’s privately run GESPI Defense Systems is in negotiations with several foreign countries to sell its 84 mm ALAC (Arma Leve Anti-Carro) man-portable shoulder-launched medium-range light anti-armour weapon system it developed in co-operation with the Brazilian Army’s Technological Center (CTEx), a company spokesperson told IHS Jane’s.

GESPI Defense Systems is in advanced negotiations with Mexico, which has requested 1,200 of the one-shot anti-armour weapon, and with Iraq, which is considering 2,000. Azerbaijan requested an initial tranche of 50 and is considering in-country manufacturing of additional units. Preliminary discussions are being held with states such as with Indonesia and Portugal for possible sales.

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84 mm ALAC (Arma Leve Anti-Carro)


The ALAC ( The rma L eve A nti c arro) or recoilless rifle Disposable 84mm  is a recoilless rifle anti-tank 84mm shoulder designed for single use in the approximate antitank combat, produced by the Brazilian Army Technology Center (CTEx) in partnership with GESPI Aeronautics, a company specializing in maintenance and repair of aeronautical and industrial turbines. It was planned as part of the National Defense Strategy , which aims, among other objectives, toadvance the technological growth of the Brazilian army .

It is an analog of AT-4 , one of the anti-tank weapons more sold in the world, with changes to the operation. Source


Techincal Data: 

Weight and Dimensions   Characteristics
Rocket Caliber: 84 mm   Muzzle Velocity: 240 m/s
Total lenght: 1020 mm   Time off light to 300m: 1,5 seg
Total Weight: 7,5 Kg   Effective range: 300 m
War Head Weight: 2,4 Kg   Steel armored penetration: > 300 mm
Weight of box with Two ALAC: 27 Kg   Warhead: HEAT

 Technical data


35.pngBasic version of the antitank system AT-4 – Image

The AT-4 (also AT4 , AT4 CS, AT4-CS , or AT-4CS )  is a 84-mm gun unguided, portable, single – shot recoilless and smooth hole produced in Sweden by Saab Bofors Dynamics (formerly Bofors Anti-Armour Systems) since the late 1960s the Saab had considerable sales success with the AT4, making it one of the most common anti – tank weapons individual in the world. 

The term “CS” represents the “confined space” referring to the propellant charge being designed to operate effectively in buildings in an urban environment. It is intended to give infantry units a means to destroy or disable armored vehicles and fortifications, though it is usually not enough to defeat a modern main battle tank (MBT). The launcher and the projectile are manufactured pre-packaged and shipped as a single unit of ammunition with the launcher discarded after a single use. Source


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