Hyuga class helicopter carrier with four SH-60 Seahawk naval helicopters on deck.
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IHI Marine United shipyard, Yokohama
Helicopter destroyer / Helicopter carrier
13.950 t standard
4x LM2500-30 gas turbine
5 blade controllable pitch propellers
4x gas turbine generator, 2.400 kW
FCS-3 3D AESA radar
OQQ-21 integrated sonar system
Combat data management
2x Type 04 towed anti-torpedo decoy
2x 20mm Phalanx (Mk 15 Block 1B)
7x 12.7mm M2HB
16 quad packed in 16-cell Mk 41 VLS
12 carried in 16-cell Mk 41 VLS
2x3 HOS-303 torpedo tubes
Type 97 lightweight torpedo
Up to 11 helicopters
Baseline air group
3x SH-60K ASW helicopter
1x MCH-101 SAR helicopter
In 16-cell Mk 41 VLS. Quad pack per launch tube. Normally 16 carried. Theoretical maximum of 64 missiles in lieu of VL-ASROC.
Vertical Launch ASROC in Mk 41 VLS. Normally 12 out of 16 cells to be fitted with VL-ASROC.
20mm Mk 15 Phalanx
2x 20mm Phalanx close-in weapon system.
Type 97 torpedo
Type 97 lightweight torpedo in 2x3 HOS-303 torpedo tubes.
7x 12.7mm M2HB heavy machine gun fitted for self-defense against small craft.
Larger follow-on to the Hyuga class. Serves as helicopter carrier and will be used as aircraft carrier in the future.
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