The Type 91 (SAM-2) and Type 93 (SAM-3) are Man-Portable Surface-to-Air Missiles. The Defense Agency made a requirement of using the Type-91 SAM missile as an air-to-air missile for the OH-X project. This required developing a launcher able to adapt to such changing environmental conditions ashelicopter mount vibration.
Contractor Toshiba Entered Service 1991 - Type 91 (SAM-2)
1993 - Type 93 (SAM-3)
Total length 1.43 meters Diameter 0.08 meters Wingspan Weight 11.5 kg Warhead HE fragmentation Propulsion solid Maximum Speed Maximum effective range 5 km Guidance mode IR and visible imaging Single-shot hit probability