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AAM-5 air-to-air missile

Country of Origin: Japan


The AAM-5 is a short-range infrared homing missile designed for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. It features extended lock-on range, improved off-boresight performance and enhanced infrared counter-countermeasures (IRCCM) compared to the earlier AAM-3.

When combined with a Shimadzu helmet-mounted display, it provides a fighter with an all-round look-and-kill capability.

The missile is equipped with lock-on-after-launch (LOAL) and lock-on-before-launch (LOBL) capabilities. It...

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