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Kongo class


こんごう型護衛艦


Overview


Kongo class

Kongo class destroyer DDG-175 Myoko at Pearl Harbor in 2012.
Source: US Navy - © Public domain

Origin
Japan
Type
Destroyer
Entered service
1993
Status
In service
Development
Late 1980's
Developer
Japan
United States
Production
1990 - 1998
Producer
Japan - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (3 ships)
Japan - IHI Marine (1 ship)
Unit cost
122.3 billion Yen in 1990's
Number produced
4
Designations
DDG-173 class
こんごう型護衛艦
Notable users
Japan - JMSDF

Details


Facts Kongo class
General
Origin
Japan
Type
Destroyer
Complement
300
Dimensions
Displacement
7.250 t standard
9.485 t full load
Length
161 m
Beam
21 m
Draft
6.2 m
Propulsion
Arrangement
GOGAG
Engines
4x IHI/GE LM2500 gas turbine
Power output
100.000 shp
Propulsion
2 shafts, variable pitch propellers
Fuel
1.785 t
Power supply
3x 2.500 kW Allison 50-1K34 gas turbine generator
Mobility
Speed
Up to 30 kt
Range
6.000 nm at 20 kt
Sensors
Multifunction radar
AN/SPY-1D PESA radar
Surface search
OPS-28D
Fire control radar
FCS-2-21 (for Compatto)
Fire control radar
3x AN/SPG-62 (for Standard)
Sonar
OQS-102 bow mounted
Sonar
OQR-2 towed array
Navigation radar
OPS-20
Systems
Combat data management
AEGIS
Datalink
Link 16
SATCOM
NORA-1 & NORQ-1
ESM
NOLQ-2 radio wave detector
Decoy
4x6 Mk 37 SRBOC
Decoy
Type 4 towed anti-torpedo decoy
Guns
Dual purpose gun
1x 127mm L/54 Compatto
CIWS
2x 20mm Phalanx (updated to Mark 1B)
SSM
Launcher
2x4 Mk 141
Missile
Harpoon (RGM-84D-4 Block 1C since 2013)
SAM
VLS
Mk 41 Mod 6 VLS
61 cell bow and 29 cell aft
Medium range SAM
Standard SM-2MR (Block III, IIIA, IIIB)
Long range SAM
Standard SM-3
ASW
Torpedo tubes
2x3 Type 68 (HOS-301)
Torpedo types
Mk 46 and Type 73
ASW rocket
RUM-139 VL-ASROC in Mk 41 VLS
Aircraft
Facilities
Landing pad without hangar
Supported aircraft
1x SH-60K SeaHawk

Media


Subcomponents


1x 127mm Compatto on bow.
2x 20mm Phalanx close-in weapon system. All updated to Block 1B over time.
2x4 launcher for Harpoon subsonic anti-ship missile.
Standard SM-2MR
SM-2MR surface to air missile in Mk 41 VLS.
Standard SM-3
SM-3 anti-ballistic missile in Mk 41 VLS.
RUM-139 VL-ASROC
Located in Mk 41 VLS.
Mk 46 lightweight torpedo in 2x3 Type 68 torpedo tubes.
Type 73
Type 73 lightweight torpedo in 2x3 Type 68 torpedo tubes.
SH-60 Seahawk
Landing and fuel facilities 1 SH-60K medium size naval helicopter. No hangar.

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