Teep 03 Chū-SAM

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Teep 03 Chu-SAM
launch vehicle
Type 03 Chu-SAM
Teepsurface-tae-air missile
Place o oreeginJapan
Service history
In service2003 - Present
Uised biJapan
Production history
DesignerMitsubishi Electric, Kato Works LTD.
ManufacturerMitsubishi Heavy Industries
Wechtabout 570kg
Lenth4.9 m
Diameterabout 0.32m
Warheid wecht73 kg
proximity fuse

IngineMitsubishi rocket
track-via-missile, AESA radar

Teep 03 Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (03式中距離地対空誘導弾, maru-san-shiki-chu-kyori-chi-tai-kuu-yuudou-dan) or SAM-4 or Chu-SAM (中SAM, Chū-Samu) is a Japanese developed surface-tae-air missile system currently in service with the Japan Airmy as JGSDF. The SAM's vehicle chassis is based on the Kato Works Ltd/Mitsubishi Heavy Industries NK series heivy crane truck. It uises a state-o-the-airt active electronically scanned array radar.[1]

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The Chu-SAM air defence seestem is based on 8×8 cross kintra unairmourit trucks, including a command center, radar unit, launcher, and transloader, with each unit equippit with sax missiles that travel at Mach 2.5. The seestem can track up tae 100 targets simultaneously and target 12 at the same time, engaging fighter jets, helicopters, and cruise missiles.[2]

In 2014, the JGSDF began evaluation of the upgradit Chu-SAM Kai, which uises impruived sensor and networking features for better range and targeting of mair complex cruise and anti-surface missile threats. During the simmer of 2015, 10 Chu-SAM Kai missiles were test fired at White Sands Missile Range in the Unitit States and successfully interceptit various targets, including the GQM-163 Coyote supersonic target drone; White Sands hostit the launches because the location's lairge size and controllit airspace allowed for testing conditions unavailable in Japan. Operational tests of the Chu-SAM Kai are expectit tae take place, again at White Sands, in 2016.[2][3]

The Chu-SAM Kai missile awso planned tae be convertit tae the long range ship-tae-air missile with separatable booster rocket.[4]

Deployment[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • JGSDF Anti-aircraft Artillery (Advanced) Training Unit (高射教導隊, kousya-kyoudou-tai) since 2003
  • JGSDF Eastren Airmy (Japan) 2nd Anti-aircraft Artillery Group (第2高射特科群, dai2-kousya-tokka-gun) at Camp Matsudo in Matsudo, Chiba since 2007
  • JGSDF Central Airmy (Japan) 8th Anti-aircraft Artillery Group (第8高射特科群, dai8-kousya-tokka-gun) in Ono, Hyōgo since 2008

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