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Japan improves its anti-amphibious landing missile

2nd July 2020 - 23:30 GMT | by Koji Miyake in Tokyo


The Japanese MoD is developing an improved Multi-Purpose Missile System (MPMS) for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), to counter the build-up of amphibious warfare capabilities in neighbouring countries.

The improved MPMS will be an integrated system consisting of a launcher , fire control unit and search unit. It will adopt simultaneous target-handling technologies to attack multiple landing craft or amphibious vehicles.

The existing Type 96 MPMS is an antitank and anti-landing craft missile possessing an infrared (IR) image guidance system. The IR seeker at the top of missile searches for targets and transmits imaging data to the guidance

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Koji Miyake


Koji Miyake

Koji Miyake is a Tokyo-based writer.

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