Japan’s new helicopter carrier service experts fear the Chinese hostility
Japan on the number of new quasi carriers has been officially commissioned
” day to “standard displacement of 13,950 tons, and the flight deck and hangar can accommodate 11 helicopters.
According to the French Aerospace Defense Network March 19, 2009 reported that the helicopter carrier in Japan, “day to” on March 18 in Yokosuka service, with the light aircraft carrier because of its extreme similarity caused widespread concern.
According to the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force, the “day to” standard displacement of 13,950 tons, length 195 m flight deck, the flight deck and hangar can accommodate 11 helicopters, four landing simultaneously SH- 60K anti-submarine helicopters.
Although the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force has repeatedly denied the “day to” be an aircraft carrier, the ship is not the same fighter as offensive weapons. But the public’s attention to its still high.
“day to” is equipped with advanced command, control and communications systems, will serve as the nerve center of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force’s actions, these actions involve anti-submarine warfare, and domestic and international action against disasters, but also will be used to rescue overseas Japanese citizens.
in the “day to” the 340 crew, 17 are women, including two officers and 15 ordinary crew – these female soldiers from its inception in 1954 the first Japanese Self-Defense Force batch of women serving on the destroyer. They appear on the destroyer reflect the MSDF hopes to expand women’s influence in the armed forces, thus changing the status quo will staff shortages.
“day to” replaces the old destroyer of 4950 tons, “Haruna” (Haruna) number. The second ship “on the” class destroyer is expected to service in March 2011, will replace the one with the “Haruna” was similar to the destroyers.
Although the “day to” make people think there are many similarities with the light aircraft carrier, but the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces chief of staff, said in a Tuesday news briefing, “I believe that aircraft carriers to attack with a certain degree of power According to this definition, ‘on the’ number from the box there is so little distance. “
the ship’s service will make the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force in areas far from the coast of action, however, there Experts fear that this will provoke some countries such as China’s hostility, rumors that China will build its own aircraft carrier.
Japan’s pacifist constitution denies the case in its possession of an offensive capabilities, but the Government explained that the peace constitution means the armed forces it can have as little as possible the necessary self-defense. (China Shipping Information Center Juan)