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Deino

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Just found ... a new ASM, or ultra-long range AAM ?? ???

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Deino said:
Just found ... a new ASM, or ultra-long range AAM ?? ???

Deino

XASM-3, anti-ship missile.

More pics, inc. the Shinshin Stealth Fighter at http://bbs.cjdby.net/redirect.php?tid=541209&goto=newpost
Basic info page (Japanese only) at http://www.geocities.co.jp/Technopolis-Mars/9578/xasm-3.html

Looks like it will have an Integrated Rocket Ramjet, and going from the last link a complex active/passive radar guidance coupled with Infrared Imaging and ECCM and IRCCM.

Seems like production programme has not been authorised, so we may just be seeing basic research on the weapon with an eye to future development.
 

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Just being frivolous, but doesn't the line drawing appear to have a cockpit - Kamikaze alive and well?!?!
IIR sensor, placed there to avoid the effects of "aerodynamic heating", if I understand the Babelfish translation right.

I can never get her indoors to translate these things for me - and her a qualified JAFL teacher :(
 

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Here are somev more pictures of that "beast" !

http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/ktbmwm3/19297712.html

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Even more .... :eek: :eek:

via "Don Chan" (Key-Forum:

http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/ktbmwm3/GAL...html?fid=0&p=1

Its gallery thumbnails have more photos of experimental missiles and pods carried by F-2s and F-15s at Gifu AB.

... + lots of trains, birds .... :D

Enjoy ... Deino
 

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Anyone got an idea what those first two pics in Deino's last post are? It looks suspiciously like a stand-off land-attack missile of some sort. (I know it's not the US SLAM, I'm using the term generically.)
 

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TomS said:
Anyone got an idea what those first two pics in Deino's last post are? It looks suspiciously like a stand-off land-attack missile of some sort. (I know it's not the US SLAM, I'm using the term generically.)

I saw a description of that somewhere on the web - I think it's a research drone of some kind.

Now that may be cover for something else - the current interpretation of the Japanese Constitution does not permit Japan to have overtly offensive weapons.
 

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Finally some new info on that "mini-aircraft" under the F-15J's wing ...
 

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Hey ... just a look:

http://minkara.carview.co.jp/userid/202168/blog/11265205/


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Cool detail shots of many mysterious Japanese projects! I wonder what the reasoning behind airlaunching an UAV which then makes a runway recovery is though. Has Japan bought JDAM or is that GBU an indigenous project?
 

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Trident said:
Cool detail shots of many mysterious Japanese projects! I wonder what the reasoning behind airlaunching an UAV which then makes a runway recovery is though. Has Japan bought JDAM or is that GBU an indigenous project?

Greater range would be one reason.

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It's rather remarkably small for a UAV, especially considering that it has landing gear!

I too have to wonder if an anti-ship derivative is in the works.
 

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Just call me Ray said:
It's rather remarkably small for a UAV, especially considering that it has landing gear!

I too have to wonder if an anti-ship derivative is in the works.

If so, one could speculate about loitering capability.
 

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Some new pictures ... via http://slide.mil.news.sina.com.cn/slide_8_260_222.html

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http://www.defensenews.com/articles/japan-denies-reports-it-test-fired-xasm-3-missile
 

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Snips from Deino's link in post #10: http://minkara.carview.co.jp/userid/202168/blog/11265205/

It is named "TACOM" in the picture text.
 

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A B-1 with about 40-50 of these would be quite the "fleet killer"
 

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If you can find enough B-1's to push a 100-150 nm missiles at a fleet.
 

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Just from a mission planning perspective. The current Anti Ship weapon planned for B-1 has a range that could be 2 to 3 times of this weapon (which iirc is 100-150nm class). This means the B-1s would need to get closer to a potential target, and also mean that you will need more aircraft to support the mission. While high performance supersonic or even Hypersonic anti-ship missiles will greatly enhance the USAF's B-1s in this role they really need something of that performance in the 500 nautical mile class. These missiles will be great if 2-4 can be carried by the Navy Super Hornets however - would offer a significant survivability bump over the block II Harpoons.
 

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https://thediplomat.com/2018/01/japan-ready-to-mass-produce-new-supersonic-anti-ship-missile/

"Japan’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) completed development of its first domestically designed supersonic anti-ship missile, designated XASM-3, with mass production of the new weapon system slated to begin in fiscal year 2019, according to local media reports.

The XASM-3 has been specifically designed to be carried by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s (JASDF) F-2 multirole fighter jets, a Mitsubishi license-produced variant of Lockheed Martin’s F-16. The service currently operates around 90 Mitsubishi F-2 multirole fighter aircraft, which first entered service in 2007.

“Each aircraft will be capable of carrying up to two XASM-3 missiles,” I noted July 2017. “The new missile will replace the older domestically produced Type 80 and Type 93 air-to-ship missiles capable of reaching near supersonic speed.” Powered by a ramjet engine, the missile can reportedly reach top speeds of up to Mach 3 and has an operational range of 80 nautical miles (150 kilometers."
 

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current japanese acquisition of missiles:

in 2020 the Japanese MoD will buy missiles ASM-3 改 (Kai - improved) with a delivery date of september 2023

as well

AAM-4B - delivery in february 2024
AAM-5B - february 2023
ASM-2 - january 2022
Type 87 Chu-MAT - february 2024
Type 12 Surface-to-Ship Missile - may 2023
Type 11 Surface-to-Air Missile - may 2023
Type 90 Ship-to-Ship Missile - february 2024

etc

 
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