AAM-4 (Japanese missile)

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The Mitsubishi AAM-4 (Type 99 air-to-air missile, 99式空対空誘導弾 (99 Shiki Kūtaikū Yūdōdan?)) is a medium-range active radar homing air-to-air missile developed in Japan and intended to replace the semi-active radar homing AIM-7 Sparrow missile in service. It has been operational since 1999.


AAM-4B Prototype
  • AAM-4B
Improved which aims to extend the stand-off range using the AESA seeker .[1]
  • XRIM-4
Ship-to-air variant .Stopped planning .
  • Ducted rocket flying object
Throttleable Ducted Rocket (TDR) Test model.




  • Length: 3,667 mm
  • Diameter: 203 mm
  • Wing span: 800 mm
  • Weight: 222 kg
  • Guidance: data link + active radar[2][3]
  • Range: 100 km (AAM-4), 120 km (AAM-4B[4][5])
  • Speed: Mach 4 – 5

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