Weight: 1750 kg
Length: 6.5 m
Diameter: 0.55 m
Warhead options: Nuclear warhead, Conventional 500 kg HE warhead, Subammunitions dispenser
Wingspan: 2.75 m
Operational range: 2,500 km
Speed: about 900 km/h
Guidance systems: GPS, INS, TERCOM, DSMAC
Launch platform: VLS-shafts
In 2015, the SDF-Navy recognized a need for land-attack capabilities for their ships.
Plans for such a way, a cruise missile dubbed the Type 50, were made in the 90s, but the project lacked funding and initiative as the Type 40 AShM was seen as more important - the project was stopped shortly before a prototype could be tested. The missile was offered for export, but with no tests, there were no takers.
Twenty years later, the SDF-Navy revisited the old project, revived it in 2015 and completed development and prototype testing of the Mark I, although their trial by fire still remains to be seen.