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Izumo class


いずも型護衛艦


Overview


Izumo class

Izumo class carrier at sea without any aircraft on deck.
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Origin
Japan
Type
Aircraft carrier
Entered service
2015
Status
In service
Development
Mid to late 2000's
Developer
Japan
Production
2012 - 2017
Producer
Japan - IHI Marine United shipyard, Yokohama
Unit cost
$ 1.5 billion
Number produced
2
Designations
22DDH
いずも型護衛艦
Notable users
Japan - JMSDF

Details


Facts Izumo class
General
Origin
Japan
Type
Helicopter destroyer / Aircraft carrier
Complement
470 ship crew
Up to 500 air crew and troops
Dimensions
Displacement
19.500 t empty
27.000 t full load
Length
248 m
Beam
38 m
Draft
7.5 m
Propulsion
Arrangement
COGAG
Engines
4x LM2500IEC gas turbine
Power output
112.000 hp
Propulsion
2 shafts
Power supply
4x LM500-G07 gas turbine, 3.500 kW
Mobility
Speed
30 kn
Sensors
Air search
1x OPS-50 3D AESA radar
Surface search
1x OPS-28F radar
Sonar
1x OQQ-23 bow mounted
Navigation
1x OPS-20E radar
Systems
Combat data management
OYQ-12 ATECS
Electronic warfare
NOLQ-3D-1 suite
Decoy
6x Mark 36 SRBOC
Decoy
OLQ-1 floating acoustic jammer
Decoy
Anti-torpedo mobile decoy
Guns
CIWS
2x 20mm Phalanx (Mk 15 Block 1B)
Self-defense
Several 12.7mm M2HB
SAM
CIWS
2x SeaRAM
Aircraft
Facilities
Up to 14 helicopters
Helicopter air group
7x SH-60K ASW helicopter
2x MCH-101 SAR helicopter
Fixed wing aicraft
F-35B conversion approved
Estimate of up to 10 aircraft

Subcomponents


Armament

20mm Mk 15 Phalanx

2x 20mm Phalanx. One on the bow, one on the stern.

SeaRAM

2x SeaRAM. One in front of superstructure, one on the stern.

Browning M2HB

Several 12.7mm M2HB heavy machine gun fitted for self-defense against small craft.

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Hyuga class

The Izumo looks similar to the preceding Hyuga class. The Izumo is able to carry more aircraft, but has a reduced armament suite compared to Hyuga class.