Type 93 Surface-to-air missile

The Type 93 Surface-to-air missile (93式近距離地対空誘導弾 93shiki-kinkyori-titaikū-yuūdōdan?) is a surface-to-air missile used by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. It is the vehicle-borne version of the Type 91 missile.

It is known in JSDF ranks as the Closed Arrow.

Type 93 Surface-to-air missile
Class Missile
Type Surface to Air
Manufacturer Toshiba
Origin Japan
Country Name Origin Year
Japan 1993
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Japan 1993 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Toshiba View

The Type 93 is a vast improvement over the L-90 as it has the ability to track down and shoot down enemy aircraft thanks to infrared homing on its system.

Type Passive infrared homing missile
Place of origin Japan
Service history
In service 1993–present
Used by Japan
Production history
Designer Toshiba Heavy Industries
Designed 1991
Manufacturer Toshiba Heavy Industries
Weight 11.5 kg
Length 1.43 m
Diameter 80 mm
Engine Solid Rocket Motor
Guidance system Infrared homing

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