AAM-5 (Japanese missile)

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"AAM-5" redirects here. It is not to be confused with AAM-N-5 Meteor.

The Mitsubishi AAM-5 (Type 04 air-to-air missile, 04式空対空誘導弾) is a short-range air-to-air missile developed in Japan. It has been operational since 2004.

Seeker (seeker) and also improved, increasing the viewing angle and applying focal plane array (focal plane array) infrared imaging can also be used. In particular, the analysis of the infrared image and to stick to interrupt the infrared equipment, LOAL (Lock on after launch) is possible.

AAM-5 is a heat-seeking missiles and automatic navigation. Unlike other to-air missile, not other types of missiles earlier this vector propulsion system to increase maneuverability stalking targets. Infrared detection system to be upgraded to increase the detection angle and against the system of electronic distract used for this type of infrared flares. Navigation system by inertia also fitted to the missile so that it is more effective in calculating moves to the goal line. It also can be equipped with locking systems target after launch.


  • AAM-5B
Improved with enhanced background discrimination capability and capacity IRCCM. Seeker cooling time is extended.





  • Length: 3.105 mm
  • Diameter: 130 mm
  • Wing span: 310 mm
  • Weight: 95 kg
  • Guidance: (Infrared homing (IIR) INS+COLOS) (B version (IRCCM) INS+COLOS)
  • Warhead: blast fragmentation warhead
  • Detonation: mechanism laser proximity fuze and impact
  • Range: 35 km
  • Speed: Mach 3+

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