Joint Systems Development Division

Reseach and Development Programs

Improved Type 03 Medium-range Surface-to-Air Missile (Chu-SAM(KAI))

Development of Chu-SAM(KAI) is aimed at increasing the capability against threats such as cruise missile and air-to-surface missile. By applying advanced sensor and network technologies, Chu-SAM (KAI) increases a defense area against the threats, while reduces acquisition cost.

New Air-to-Surface Missile(XASM-3)

ATLA is developing the XASM-3 high-speed Air-to-Surface Missile. This missile has capability to more effectively defeat enemy combat vessels with high performance anti-air firearms.

Standard Missile-3 Block ⅡA

The Japan-U.S. Standard Missile-3 Cooperative Development Project (SCD) is in progress to enhance the shoot down ability of the SM-3 Block IA which is vested in possession, against up to date ballistic missiles with higher and more diverse performances.

New Surface-to-Surface Missile

The Division is developing a new surface-to-surface guided missile that is launched from a naval platform against enemy surface vessels, etc. It is designed with an extended range, improved guidance accuracy, etc. compared to the current type 90 surface-to-surface missile (SSM-1B).

Products After Development

Type 12 Surface-to-Ship Missile

As the successor to Type-88 SSM-1 system, Type-12 SSM was improved effectiveness of anti-ship operations for JGSDF.


AAM-5B features extended IR seeker cooling time, improved capability of counter infrared jamming and improved identification capability between target and background led by the improved guidance system.