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ASM-2 Type 93

Based on the Type-80 Air-to-Ship Missile, various anti-ship systems including Type-88 SSM (Surface-to-Ship Missile), Type-90 SSM (Ship-to-Ship Missile), Type-91 and 93 ASMs (Air-to-Ship Missile) have been developed. These systems comprise the Japanese anti-ship missile family and are deployed in the Ground, Maritime, and Air Self Defense Forces.

Compared to the previous Type-80 ASM-1 anti-shipping missile, the Type 93 features a turbojet engine providing twice the range of the Type-80's solid rocket, and improved accuracy through infrared imaging terminal homing system developed by Fujitsu .

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