Japan’s largest destroyer day to officially entered the naval service number
Data Figure: Japan Maritime Self Defense Force to the number on the helicopter carrier 16DDH
Xinhua Yokohama, Japan, March 18 (Reporter Liu Chan), Japan’s largest destroyer “on the” No. 18, held in Yokohama, delivery and ship flag flag ceremony. This marks the formal completion of the destroyers and the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force joined in service.
ceremony on the morning of the Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries, Ishikawajima-affiliated joint shipping company held Yokohama factory. 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 win regulatory Captain Yamada awarded flagship.
According to the factory and the Ministry of Defense, the Japanese in 2004 officially decided to build a new helicopter destroyer, “day to” the new ship is the first ship. Ishikawajima-ship by the ship’s construction of the joint, in May 11, 2006 start, August 23, 2007 water, to the official completion took nearly three years and cost about 105 billion yen.
“day to” long 197 meters wide and 33 meters, the standard displacement of 13,500 tons, far more than the existing variety of Japanese destroyers, even more than a light aircraft carrier in some countries. Ship deck capable of landing the Japanese land, sea and air self-defense in all big helicopters, the hangar can accommodate up to 11 helicopters. Multi-carrier-based helicopters and ship equipment, artillery, missiles, torpedoes and other weapons and advanced radar systems, so that the “day to” have a powerful attack and anti-submarine capability. The ship is also equipped with advanced command and communication system can be used as a flagship.
Japanese government views the provisions of the Constitution of Japan does not have attack aircraft. Defense Ministry officials stressed that the “day to” mainly used for air defense, anti-submarine and disaster relief, not for attack, and can not carry fighters, it is not known as carriers.
also worth mentioning that in the ship about 340 SDF personnel, 17 women, which is Japan’s first female self-defense forces deployed on destroyers.
“day to” delivery under the Coast Guard escort the first group, will be deployed in Yokosuka base. SDF will be about six-month performance testing, and formally put into use.