Type 12 Surface-to-Ship Missile

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Type 12 Surface-to-Ship Missile
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TypeAnti-ship cruise missile
Place of originJapan
Service history
In service2015
Production history
ManufacturerMitsubishi Heavy Industries
Specifications
Mass700 kg (1,500 lb)
Length5 m (16.4 ft)
Diameter350 mm (13.8 in)
WarheadHE

Operational
range
200 km (108 nmi; 124 mi)
400 km (216 nmi; 249 mi)(Ship/air launched and improved version)
Guidance
system
Inertial guidance, GPS and terminal Ka band AESA radar homing
Launch
platform
Truck

The Type 12 Surface-to-Ship Missile (12式地対艦誘導弾) is a truck-mounted anti-ship missile developed by Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in 2012. It is an upgrade of the Type 88 Surface-to-Ship Missile. The Type 12 features INS with mid-course GPS guidance and better precision due to enhanced Terrain Contour Matching and target discrimination capabilities. The weapon is networked, where initial and mid-course targeting can be provided by other platforms, and also boasts shorter reload times, reduced lifecycle costs, and a range of 124 mi (108 nmi; 200 km).[1][2]

The missile shares the same Ka-band Active Electronic Scanned Array(AESA) radar seeker with Japanese BVRAAM missile, AAM-4B.[3]

The ship-launched derivative of Type 12, designated as Type 17 (SSM-2) missile has been put into service and it is to start deploying from Maya-class destroyer. The range has doubled to 400 kilometers and is also planning to re-apply for the improved version of the surface-to-ship system and the air-launched variant for the P-1 patrol aircraft.[4][5]

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