The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force will acquire more Type 11 short-range surface-to-air missile systems, said the source from the government of Japan.
Type 11 is a modern Japanese short-range surface-to-air missile systems currently in service with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. The air defense systems were developed by Toshiba as a further improvement of the Type 81 Surface-to-Air Missile.
The launcher of short-range surface-to-air missile systems based on the chassis of the 4×4 Toyota Mega Cruiser vehicle.
- Full length of missile – 2.93 m
- Diameter of missile – 0.16 m
- Weight of missile 103 kg (approximately)
Some source reported that the Type 11 short-range surface-to-air missile systems have a maximum range of 12 (18) kilometers. The upgraded missile use a phased array active radar seeker, with the capability of receiving mid-course guidance updates from the Fire Control Systems vehicle.
A fire unit consists of one Fire Control System vehicle and two launcher vehicles as well as a number of support vehicles.