Type 90 Ship-to-Ship Missile

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Type 90 Ship-to-Ship Missile, SSM-1B
Type Anti-ship cruise missile
Place of origin Japan
Service history
In service 1990[1]
Used by Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
Production history
Manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Number built 384[1]
Specifications
Weight 661 kg (1,457 lb)[1]
Length 5.08 m (16.7 ft)[1]
Diameter 350 mm (13.8 in)[1]
Warhead high explosive
Warhead weight 225 kg (496 lb)[1]

Engine TJM-2 turbojet + 2 solid rockets[1]
Wingspan 1.2 m (3.9 ft)[1]
Operational
range
150 km (81 nmi)
Flight altitude 5-6m
Speed 1,150 km/h (715 mph)
Guidance
system
Inertial and active radar
Launch
platform
Akizuki, Takanami, Murasame -class ships

The Type 90 Ship-to-Ship Missile (90式艦対艦誘導弾, SSM-1B) is a ship-launched anti-ship missile developed by Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries that entered service in 1992.[1] It is a naval version of the truck-launched Type 88 (SSM-1) missile, which in turn was developed from the air-launched Type 80 (ASM-1) missile. The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force bought 384 of the missiles[1] which it fitted to its Akizuki, Takanami and Murasame-class ships.

With a range of 150 km (81 nmi), high subsonic speed and 225 kg (496 lb) warhead, the Type 90 is similar to the US's RGM-84 Harpoon missile, and is replacing Harpoon on Japanese ships.

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