Type 3 Chū-SAM

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Type 03 Chu-SAM
launch vehicle
Type 03 Chu-SAM
Type surface-to-air missile
Place of origin Japan
Service history
In service 2003 - Present
Used by Japan
Production history
Designer Mitsubishi Electric, Kato Works LTD.
Manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Unit cost 1set 47billion japanese yen
Weight about 570kg
Length 4.9 m
Diameter about 0.32m
Warhead High-explosive
proximity fuse

Engine Mitsubishi
track-via-missile, AESA radar

Type 03 Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (03式中距離地対空誘導弾 maru-san-shiki-chu-kyori-ti-tai-kuu-yuudou-dan?) or SAM-4 or Chu-SAM (中SAM Chū-Samu?) is a Japanese developed surface-to-air missile system currently in service with the Japan Army as JGSDF. The SAM's vehicle chassis is based on the Kato Works Co Ltd/Mitsubishi Heavy Industries NK series heavy crane truck (and similar to chassis used in Oshkosh Corporation's Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck). It uses a state-of-the-art active electronically scanned array radar.[1]


  • JGSDF Anti-aircraft Artillery (Advanced) Training Unit (高射教導隊 kousya-kyoudou-tai?) since 2003
  • JGSDF Eastern Army (Japan) 2nd Anti-aircraft Artillery Group (第2高射特科群 dai2-kousya-tokka-gun?) at Camp Matsudo in Matsudo, Chiba since 2007
  • JGSDF Central Army (Japan) 8th Anti-aircraft Artillery Group (第8高射特科群 dai8-kousya-tokka-gun?) in Ono, Hyōgo since 2008


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Comparable SAMs:


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