Izumo class carrier at sea without any aircraft on deck.
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Mid to late 2000's
IHI Marine United shipyard, Yokohama
Helicopter destroyer / Aircraft carrier
Up to 500 air crew and troops
19.500 t empty
4x LM2500IEC gas turbine
4x LM500-G07 gas turbine, 3.500 kW
1x OPS-50 3D AESA radar
1x OPS-28F radar
1x OQQ-23 bow mounted
1x OPS-20E radar
Combat data management
OLQ-1 floating acoustic jammer
Anti-torpedo mobile decoy
2x 20mm Phalanx (Mk 15 Block 1B)
Several 12.7mm M2HB
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
20mm Mk 15 Phalanx
2x 20mm Phalanx. One on the bow, one on the stern.
2x SeaRAM. One in front of superstructure, one on the stern.
Several 12.7mm M2HB heavy machine gun fitted for self-defense against small craft.
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.
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