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Type 91 Kin surface-to-air missile (SAM)

Country of Origin: Japan


The Type 91 Kin is a low-altitude, man-portable surface-to-air missile system (the word "kin" is Japanese for "near"). It replaced the U.S. Stinger system in Japanese service.

The Type 91 is the standard divisional short-range air defense (SHORAD) weapon in the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF). It is also known as the SAM-2.

Combining the standard solid-propellant booster and sustainer rocket motors with a new dual-mode focal plane full-imaging homing system, the Type 91 can...

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