Type 91 Air-to-Ship Missile

Type 91 Air-to-Ship Missile

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The Type 91 Air-to-Ship Missile (91式空対艦誘導弾, ASM-1C) is an Air-to-ship missile
Anti-ship missile
Anti-ship missiles are guided missiles that are designed for use against ships and large boats. Most anti-ship missiles are of the sea-skimming type, many use a combination of inertial guidance and radar homing...

 developed in Japan
Japan
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...

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An air launched variant of the SSM-1, the ASM-1C is carried by Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
The , or JMSDF, is the naval branch of the Japan Self-Defense Forces, tasked with the naval defense of Japan. It was formed following the dissolution of the Imperial Japanese Navy after World War II....

 P-3C Orions
P-3 Orion
The Lockheed P-3 Orion is a four-engine turboprop anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft developed for the United States Navy and introduced in the 1960s. Lockheed based it on the L-188 Electra commercial airliner. The aircraft is easily recognizable by its distinctive tail stinger or...

 and their successor, the Kawasaki P-1
Kawasaki P-1
|-See also:-External links:* * * * * * , Kawasaki Heavy Industries Scope Quarterly Newsletter No.73 October 2007* * * *...

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