AAM-5 (Japanese missile)
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AAM-5 and AAM-5B
|Place of origin||Japan|
|In service||2004 - present|
|Used by||Japan Air Self-Defense Force|
|Manufacturer||Mitsubishi Heavy Industries|
|Unit cost||55-60 million yen|
|Weight||95 kg (209 lb)|
|Length||3.105 m (10.19 ft)|
|Diameter||130 mm (5.1 in)|
|laser proximity fuze and impact|
|Wingspan||440 mm (17 in)|
|Propellant||solid fuel rocket|
|35 km (22 mi)|
|(Infrared homing (IIR) INS+COLOS) (B version (IRCCM) INS+COLOS)|
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 and produced by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. Development of the missile as a replacement for the AAM-3 (Type 90) missile commenced in 1991 and it has been operational since 2004.
Unlike the Type 90 guided missile, the AAM-5 does not have a cannode.[clarification needed] Instead, flight is controlled by a thrust vector controlled rocket motor and free-moving type control wings on the missile's tail, which provides high mobility. The central portion of the missile has a long, thin strakes.
The NEC manufactured seeker has also been improved. Addition of a triaxial gimbal to the infrared seeker has increased the field of view and an infrared focal plane array multi-element seeker allows infrared imaging. In particular, the addition of an optical fibre gyroscope INS means LOAL (Lock-on after launch) is possible mid-flight. End of flight conrol is via infrared imaging (IIR). In terms of generation, it is placed in the same generation as missiles such as the AIM-9X and IRIS-T.
- Improved with enhanced background discrimination capability and capacity IRCCM, and Seeker cooling time is extended by the adoption of the Stirling engine.
- Length: 3,105 mm
- Diameter: 130 mm
- Wing span: 440 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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