|M1125.1 Aeros/Aeros XASAM|
|Type||Intercontinental ballistic missile|
|Used by||East Asian Federation|
|Manufacturer||Mitsubishi Heavy Industries|
|Weight||up to 40,000 kg|
|Warhead||One AAXM Generator or one UHP Microwave Generator, and 50kg of plastic explosives|
|Blast yield||50 kg|
|up to 10,000 km|
|Speed||23,335 km/h (terminal stage)|
|Celestial and remote control guidance|
The M1125.1 Aeros is a family of East Asian Federation Intercontinental ballistic missiles, designed to specifically attack aircraft, that can be sea-launched, mobile truck-launched, or silo-launched. As of 2010, it is the only intercontinental-range ballistic missile in the East Asian Federation armed forces. Its payload is specifically designed to target aircraft, however it can be used, albeit drastically less effectively against ground targets. Its designation "M1125.1" is a standardized Air Forces service equipment number.
The Aeros can be fitted with one of two payloads: An AAXM Meson Wave Generator, or an UHP Microwave Generator. In both configurations, 50kg of plastic explosives are included to destroy what remains of the missile after the payload is activated. The AAXM Meson Wave Generator is a modified cyclotron that accelerates mesons outside of the missile in a circular pattern. The C4 explosion serves for a catalyst for the mesons to release their energy and cause a "shockwave" effect, similar to a thermobaric explosion, causing extreme damage to anything inside the radius of meson spread. A UHP Microwave Generator constantly generates a microwave of electromagnetic radiation after its activation, causing voltage surges in any powered electronics in range, disabling or destroying most electronic equipment.
There are three primary variants of the Aeros missiles. The primary, truck launched variant, the M1125.1-A, has the shortest fuel and range, but is the easiest to transport. The -A series has a range of up to 6,000 km, and are attached to SDF artillery divisions throughout the Korean Peninsula and China. The second land-based variant, the M1125.1-B, is the longest range of the series, with a range of 10,000 km. -B series missiles are siloed at FAF Station Nakatonbetsu in northern Hokkaido and stored at the Special Munitions Depot outside of Daegu.
The current model of usage for the Aeros system includes 675 active Aeros missiles: 50 at FAF Station Nakatonbetsu (with 150 on standby to be loaded), 25 each in the three Kamuneko-class submarines (with 150 at port in Osaka for reloading), and 250 based in trucks attached to various artillery divisions in the LSDF. 75 more are slated to go into active service in the Taiyuan Special Military District in early 2012.