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The RJS Atago (DDG-177) on February 28th, 2008.

The Atago-class Guided Missile Destroyer is a class of four destroyers used in the Republic of Japan Navy from 2007 onwards. It is an improved variant of the Kongo-class destroyers that entered service in the 1990s. The Atago-class replaced the Tachikaze-class destroyers that were in service since 1973.

Specifications[]

  • Type: Guided Missile Destroyer
  • Built: 2004-2008
  • Service Period: 2007-Present
  • Characteristics
    • Length: 560 ft (170.69 meters)
    • Beam: 68 ft 10.8 in (21 meters)
    • Draught: 20 ft 3.6 in (6.19 meters)
    • Displacement: 7,700 tons (Standard), 10,000 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 300
  • Power: 100,000 shp (75 MW)
  • Propulsion: 4 x Ishikawajima Harima/General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts 5-bladed CP props
  • Range: 4,500 nautical miles (8,334 kilometers) at 20 knots (37.04 km/h)
  • Speed: 30 knots (55.56 km/hr)
  • Sensor Suite
    • OPS-50 AESA RDF
    • OPS-28E Surface Search RDF
    • OPS-20 Navigational RDF
    • FCS-3A Fire Control System
    • OYQ-11 Advanced Combat Direction System
    • OQQ-2 Integrated ASDIC Suite
  • Countermeasures:
    • NOLQ-3D Electronic Warfare System
  • Armament
    • 1 x 155mm naval gun
    • 2 x Vertical Launching System (1 64-cell, 1 32-cell) - fires GWS.27 Sea Wolf Mk.III, GWS.31 Sea Dart II, Thunderbolt and VL-Orca)
    • 4 x 4-cannister SSM Launcher (fires Type 90 SSM-1B anti-ship missiles)
    • 2 x 30mm Goalkeeper CIWS
    • 2 x 12.75" Type 68 triple fire torpedo tubes (fires Type 73 lightweight torpedoes)
  • Aircraft Carried: 2 x SH-101J maritime helicopters

Unit Run[]

  • RJS Atago (DDG-177)
  • RJS Ashigara (DDG-178)
  • RJS Mikuma (DDG-179)
  • RJS Takao (DDG-180)
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