Type 90 Ship-to-Ship Missile

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Type 90 Ship-to-Ship Missile, SSM-1B
SSM-1B missile canister(right) mounted on JS Fuyuzuki(DD-118) right front view at JMSDF Maizuru Naval Base July 27, 2014.jpg
TypeAnti-ship cruise missile
Place of originJapan
Service history
In service1990[1]
Used byJapan Maritime Self-Defense Force
Production history
ManufacturerMitsubishi Heavy Industries
No. built384[1]
Specifications
Mass661 kg (1,457 lb)[1]
Length5.08 m (16.7 ft)[1]
Diameter350 mm (13.8 in)[1]
Warheadhigh explosive
Warhead weight225 kg (496 lb)[1]

EngineTJM-2 turbojet + 2 solid rockets[1]
Wingspan1.2 m (3.9 ft)[1]
Operational
range
150 km (81 nmi)
Flight altitude5-6m
Speed1,150 km/h (715 mph)
Guidance
system
Inertial guidance and terminal active radar homing
Launch
platform
Akizuki, Takanami, Hayabusa, 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, Hayabusa, 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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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Wertheim, Eric (2007). The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World: Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems. Naval Institute Press. p. 374. ISBN 9781591149552.