Teep 01 LMAT

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Teep 01 LMAT
01式軽対戦車誘導弾 (8465113148).jpg
A Type 01 LMAT launcher on display.
Teep Manportable fire-an-forget anti-tank missile
Place o oreegin Japan
Service history
In service 2001–present
Uised bi Japan
Production history
Designer Defence Agency Technical Research and Development Institute
Designed 1993
Manufacturer Kawasaki Heavy Industries[1][2]  
Unit cost $260,000 (reusable Command Launch Unit) (2001)
Produced 2001–present
Specifications
Wecht 11.4 kg missile[3]
17.5 kg system[3]
Lenth 970 mm
Diameter 140 mm

Calibre 120 mm
Effective firin range 2 km
Sichts Thermographic camera (Uncooled infrared detector)
Warheid Tandem-charged HEAT warhead
Detonation
mechanism
Impact force

Ingine Solid Fuel Rocket
Speed 4 kilometres per minute (67 m/s)
Guidance
system
infrared homing, CCD[2]

The Teep 01 LMAT (01式軽対戦車誘導弾, 01-shiki kei-tai-sensha yūdō-dan) is a Japanese man-portable fire-an-forget anti-tank missile. Development began in 1993 at Kawasaki Heavy Industries and wis acceptit intae service in 2001. During development, the missile wis designatit with the codename XATM-5.[4] It wis later kent shortly as the ATM-5.[1]

In the 1st Airborne Brigade, it is uised as its main anti-armor weapon.[5]

Histerie[eedit | eedit soorce]

A JGSDF soldier aims the LMAT during a meelitary exercise.

As a replacement wis needit for the Sumitomo FT-84 recoilless rifle in front-line service with the Japanese Ground Sel-Defence Forces,[6] plans tae replace it with an Infrared homing anti-tank missile wis commissioned by the Defense Agency Technical Research and Development Institute. In 1993, Kawasaki Heavy Industries wis selectit tae create the said anti-tank missile seestem. In trials conductit by the JGSDF, the seestem wis kent as the XATM-5. The seestem wis creautit in the same year with live testing in 1996.

Requirements for the seestem includit portability, uisage by a single soldier and design-tae-cost technology.[4]

In 2001, after 11 years, it wis finally placed intae service with the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces as the Type 01 LMAT which translates from Japanese to Type 01 light anti-tank guided missile. A report filed by the Meenistry of Defence in 2005 called for acquisition of an unknown number of 01 LMAT missile seestems among various military items purchased frae Kawasaki Heivy Industries for 129,700,000,000 Yen.[7]

Design[eedit | eedit soorce]

The LMAT's missile warheid is tandem HEAT, its twa-stage warheid making it effective against ERA protectit vehicles.[8]

Application[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Type 01 LMAT, while uised for infantry in anti-tank roles, can be moontit on the Komatsu LAV for a mobile anti-tank platform.[6]

Operators[eedit | eedit soorce]

  •  Japan: 1073 Sets (2010)

References and notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 ATM-5(01式軽対戦車誘導弾) (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-09-01. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "01式軽対戦車誘導弾 略称:LMAT" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-04-23. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "01式軽対戦車誘導弾(Type 01 LMAT)" (in Japanese). Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force. Retrieved 2010-04-23. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "XATM-5 Light Anti-Tank Missile [MAT]". Federation of American Scientists. Retrieved 2009-09-01. 
  5. 平成22年 習志野 第1空挺団 降下訓練始め (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-04-23. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 01式 軽対戦車誘導弾 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-11-04. 
  7. 平成17年度中央調達実施概況(速報値) (PDF) (in Japanese). Japanese Ministry of Defense. Retrieved 2010-04-23. 
  8. 01式軽対戦車誘導弾 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-04-23. 
  • Kenkyusha's New Japanese-English Dictionary, Kenkyusha Limited, Tokyo 1991, ISBN 4-7674-2015-6

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