Japan held the largest number of destroyers to be delivered on the ceremony (Photo)
3 18, Japan’s largest destroyer “day to” delivery and held in Yokohama flagship flag ceremony.
3 18, Japan’s largest destroyer “day to” standard displacement of 13,950 tons. Xinhua News Agency/Agence France
Japan Maritime Self Defense Force 18 in Yokohama, Japan’s first spacecraft capable of carrying helicopter destroyer “day to” delivery ceremony was held.
Kyodo News reported, “on the” number is the maximum level of Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force destroyer. The official service, it will take over the displacement of 4950 tons, “Haruna” destroyer, perform anti-submarine, air defense and disaster relief missions.
delivery ceremony for 18 am at Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries, Ishikawajima-affiliated joint shipping company held Yokohama factory. Ceremony, the Japanese Defense Minister Ryota Takeda Administrative Officer on behalf of the Ministry of Defense took over from the factory on behalf of “day to” deliver the book to captain rules Yamada wins award flagship.
factory and the Ministry of Defense said, “day to” a total length of 197 meters, width 33 meters, the standard displacement of 13,950 tons, not only far more than Japan’s existing destroyers, even more than some countries in light aircraft carrier.
“day to” be carrying about 340 passengers, cost about 105 billion yen (about $ 1.05 billion). Ship deck wide, up to four patrol helicopters taking off and landing simultaneously, models including SH-60 anti-submarine helicopters. Ship equipped with mainframe library can accommodate up to 11 helicopters.
Maritime Self-Defense Force official said, “day to” equipped with artillery, missiles, torpedoes and other weapons, and sophisticated radar and command and communications systems, will be deployed in Yokosuka base in Kanagawa Prefecture, incorporated into the first convoy group, as the implementation of anti-submarine, air defense, disaster relief and rescue in distress overseas, the core task of the Japanese and other vessels.
Yamada wins regulations that all crew must strive to live up to “the people expect,” the “day to” quickly with the “fighting force.”
first of its kind
“day to” on May 11, 2006 to commence construction took nearly three years, the Japanese built a new helicopter The first destroyer ship.
“day to” women-only room the first time, two female officers in the SDF and 15 female members of the Self-Defense Force since its inception in 1954, working first on board the destroyer.
Prior to this, the SDF is limited to female members of the workplace and other logistics ships in the supply ship.
Kyodo News said, female members boarded the destroyer work the first time, showing the MSDF is trying to expand within the purview of women in self-defense, to ease the manpower shortage facing long-term difficulties.
reported that the Maritime Self-Defense Force will be delivered in March 2011 another one with the “day to” level equivalent destroyers.
are different carrier
According to the Japanese constitution, Japan can not have attack aircraft carrier. Although the “day to” resembling aircraft carriers, but Coast Guard officials said the “day to” do not have the carrying capacity of aircraft, aircraft carriers can not be called.
“In my opinion, attack aircraft can play a role,” Red Star Maritime Self-Defense Force chief of staff, Keiji 17, said at a news conference, “Based on that definition of ‘day to the’ slightly off No. (definition) statement. “
World War II, Japan’s constitution prohibits armed forces stationed overseas. However, since the 1990s, Japan gradually relaxed as the Self-Defense Forces stationed overseas, growing mission area.
Japan House of Representatives passed a bill last December, the Maritime Self-Defense Force to counter-terrorism mission in the Indian Ocean on the United States and Britain and other countries to provide logistical support services to naval vessels based on the original deadline extended for one year.
In addition, the Coast Guard dispatched two destroyers on 14 June perform escort missions to Somalia waters. This is the Japanese ships from World War II, the first overseas escort and guard responsible for maritime operations. (Yan Jie)