JMSDF Atago-class destroyer

178 Ashigara Atago class guided missile destroyer Japan maritime self defense force fitted with Aegis combat system.

The Atago class of guided missile destroyers (あたご型護衛艦|atago-gata-go-ei-kan) is an improved version of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)’s Kongō class.

The fire-control system for the Atago class is the Aegis Weapon System Baseline 7 phase 1, which will combine American- and Japanese-manufactured systems to make up the complete Aegis system.


Name:Atago class
In commission:2007–
General characteristics
Type:Guided missile destroyer
Displacement:·7,700 tons standard ·10,000+ tons full load
Length:165 m (541 ft 4 in)
Beam:21 m (68 ft 11 in)
Draft:6.2 m (20 ft 4 in)
Propulsion:·4 Ishikawajima Harima/General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines ·Two shafts 5-bladed CP props ·100,000 shp (75,000 kW)
Speed:30 knots (56 km/h)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
1 Rigid hull inflatable boat
Armament:·1 × 5 inch (127mm/L62) Mk-45 Mod 4 naval gun in a stealth-shaped mount. (Made by Japan Steel Works licensed from its original manufacturer) ·2 × missile canister up to 8 Type 90 (SSM-1B) ·2 × 20 mm Phalanx CIWS ·2 × Type 68 triple torpedo tubes (6 × Mk-46 or Type 73 torpedoes) ·96-cell Mk-41 VLS: ·(64 at the bow / 32 cells at the stern aft) for a mix of: ·SM-2MR Standard Missile ·SM-3 Anti-Ballistic Missile ·RUM-139 Vertical Launch ASROC (Anti-Submarine)
Aircraft carried:1 × SH-60K helicopter
Aviation facilities:Flight deck and enclosed hangar for one helicopter

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