Japan Shows Yet Another ASM-3 Design

ASM-3 test airframe
ASM-3 test airframe revealed on July 14, with a short (maybe fat) body, swept-back inlets and fairings along the body.
Credit: Japanese Ministry of Defense
The appearance of a test airframe for the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) ASM-3 in July shows that the Japanese have worked through at least five configurations for the supersonic anti-ship missile. Instability in the integrated-rocket-ramjet design suggests difficulty in development apart from...

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