Japanese officers estimate that no tank can survive a direct hit to the weakpoint of its top armor by the Type 96 Multi-Purpose Missile System. It became operational with the Japan Self-Defense Forces in 1996, and is not offered for export. The weapon is fitted with a TV and infrared camera seeker connected to the launch unit through a fiber optic wire system. The Type 96 Multi-Purpose Missile System (96式多目的誘導弾システム?) The FY1996 national government's budget allocates equipment funds for a "multiple target guided missile system." As such, it is deployed in greater numbers. is an Anti-tank/Landing craft missile used by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.It is the first Japanese missile system that uses a complete digitally controlled interface. The Type 96 Multi-Purpose Missile System (96式多目的誘導弾システム) is an Anti-tank/Landing craft missile used by the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF).It is the first Japanese missile system that uses a complete digitally controlled interface. The system controls are contained entirely within each vehicle for taking independent action. Type 96 MPM: Japan's Type 96 Multi-Purpose Missile System is another missile that conforms closely to both the concept and performance of the Spike NLOS. The Type 96 APC is a Japanese armored personal carrier that first appeared in the 1999Tohofilm,Godzilla 2000: Millennium Godzilla 2000: Millennium Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. The missiles are guided by Semi-Active Laser Homing or Infrared Imaging. The Middle range Multi-Purpose Missile ... Chū-MPM is smaller scale and much less expensive than the Type 96 MPMS. The Type-96 Multi-Purpose Missile System is a fiber-optic guided missile system with infrared image seeker against landing craft and tanks. The Type 96 Multi-Purpose Missile System (96式多目的誘導弾システム?) Description: The Type 96 Multi-Purpose Missile System (MPMS) is a highly mobile, air transportable, surface-to-surface weapon system developed by Kawasaki for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF). Разработка тяжёлой дальнобойной ПТУР велась японской фирмой Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) с 1986-го года. History Development of the Type 96 system began in 1986 by JGSDF Ground Research and Development Command. ATM-3 (Japanese Type 87 Anti-Tank Missile) ATM-4 (Japanese Type 96 Multi-Purpose Missile System) ATM-5 (Japanese Type 01 Light Anti-Tank Missile) AUM-N-2 Petrel; B. 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