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JMSDF Resurecting XRIM-4 Naval Surface-Launched Variant of AAM-4 (Japan)
Navy Recognition ^ | 05 September 2016

Posted on 09/05/2016 5:08:45 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki

The Japanese Ministry of Defense allocated funds to develop a surface launched variant of the Mitsubishi AAM-4 (Type 99 air-to-air missile) effectively resurecting the canceled XRIM-4 project.

Image: Japan MoD

The Mitsubishi AAM-4 is a medium-range active radar homing air-to-air missile operational since 1999. The new funding is for the development of a boosted, surface launched variant for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF).

The missile could have two variant: A long range one (with booster) to replace SM-2 and a short range one (no booster) to replace ESSM.

Story via JSF

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jmsdf; sam; sm2

1 posted on 09/05/2016 5:08:45 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
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