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The ASM-3 is an supersonic anti-ship missile being developed by

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to replace the ASM-1 and ASM-2
missiles. The major launch platform is the Mitsubishi F-2. Planned
Initial Operational Capability was 2016. The missile will be used by
the Japan Air Self-Defense Force.

In November 2015, the Ministry of Defense (Japan) announced it

would conduct a live-fire experiment of the XASM-3 in 2016,
targeting the decommissioned ship JDS Shirane.[1] In February
XASM-3-E(fixed combustion test
2017, an F-2 carried out a jettison test of the missile as a precursor to
model) left rear view at Gifu Air Field
a live firing.[2][3] Mass production was planned to begin in 2018 but
stopped due to the further upgrade program has been planned.[4] Type Anti-ship missile
Footage of a test launch was released in August 2017.[5] Place of origin Japan
Service history
Used by Japan Air Self-
Contents Defense Force
Improvement program Production history
Variants Manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy
See also Industries

References Specifications
External links Mass 900 kg
(2,000 lb)[1]
Length 5.25 m (17.2 ft)[1]
Improvement program
Engine Integral Rocket
In March 2019, it was reported that the ASM-3 would have its range
extended to 400 km (220 nmi; 250 mi) or more.[6][7][8] Despite its
development being completed in 2017 the missile was not deployed Operational Original: 150–
because its range (200 km) was deemed too short. The extended range 200 km (81–
range is believed to be developed in response to countering the 108 nmi; 93–
Chinese Navy's long range air-defense. The missile may be used by 124 mi)
the F-2's successor once the aircraft retires in the 2030's.[9][10] Extended
Range: 400 km
In December 2019, the Japanese Defense Ministry secured ¥ 10.3
(220 nmi; 250 mi)
billion to upgrade the missile in the 2020 budget.[11] It is planned to
extend the range without resizing.[12] Speed Mach 3+
Guidance Inertial/GPS, mid-
Variants course correction
ASM-3 Kai(改) - An extended range version. guidance: Active
See also radar guidance
Missile designation Launch Mitsubishi F-2
Related development


Related lists

List of missiles

Type 80 Air-to-Ship Missile

Type 88 Surface-to-Ship Missile
Type 90 Ship-to-Ship Missile
Type 93 Air-to-Ship Missile

Comparable missiles
Hsiung Feng III
ANS (anti navire supersonique, cancelled French project)

1. Japan to Test its New XASM-3 Supersonic Anti-Ship Missile Against Shirane-class Destroyer
( -, 16 November 2015
2. Japan May Have Tested its New XASM-3 Supersonic Anti-Ship Missile for the First Time (htt
s-new-xasm-3-supersonic-anti-ship-missile-for-the-first-time.html) -, 4
March 2017
3. Japan denies reports it test-fired XASM-3 missile (
denies-reports-it-test-fired-xasm-3-missile) -, 9 March 2017
4. Japan to Produce and Procure XASM-3 Supersonic Anti-Ship Missile in 2018 (http://navyrecog
nic-anti-ship-missile-in-2018.html) -, 19 July 2017
5. Video: Japan's XASM-3 Supersonic Anti-Ship Missile Test Launch (
-launch.html) -, 2 August 2017
6. Japan to develop long-range, air-to-ship cruise missiles (
gndFzIU). The Japan Times. 18 March 2019.
9. "Japan plans to develop home-made long-range anti-ship missile to counter threat" (https://ww
-ship-missile-counter-threat/#.XJeUcyhKhPY). The Japan Times. 24 March 2019. Retrieved
24 March 2019.
10. "Japan announces longer-range cruise missile development" (
s/20190319/p2g/00m/0fp/064000c). The Mainichi. 19 March 2019. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
11. Defence Programs and Budget of Japan 2020(Japanese), page.15 (
san/yosan_gaiyo/2020/yosan.pdf) - ,Ministry of Defense (Japan), 16 December 2019
12. Policy evaluation overview for ASM-3 (改)(Japanese) (
a/seisaku/31/pdf/jizen_03_honbun.pdf) - ,Ministry of Defense (Japan), 4 September 2019

External links
Policy evaluation reports (

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