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Fuji-class Aircraft Carrier

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The Fuji-class Aircraft Carrier is a class of aircraft carrier in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. The Fuji-class had its orginally in debates around 2012 determining whether or not aircraft carriers and nuclear powered attack submarines were necessary for the security of Japan. In June 2016, the Japanese government announced that it would be building three carriers named JS Fuji, JS Tate, and JS Haku (after Japan's Three Holy Mountains). Originally, the Fuji-class is 900 feet long and 110 feet wide). The Fuji would be launched in 2018 and commissioned in 2019 as the first Japanese aircraft carrier since World War II.

Specifications[edit]

  • Characteristics
    • Length: 900 feet (274.32 meters)
    • Beam (Overall): 246 feet (74.98 meters)
    • Beam (Waterline): 110 feet (35.53 meters)
    • Draft: 37 feet (11.28 meters)
    • Displacement: 47,600 tons (Standard); 57,000 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 2,400
  • Propulsion: 4 x gas turbines, integrated electric propulsion, 4 x shafts, 220,000 shp (165 MW)
  • Range: 8,000 nautical miles (14,816 kilometers) at 18 knots (33.34 km/h)
  • Speed: 34.6 Knots (64.08 km/hr)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • OPS-50-3 AESA radar
    • OPS-28E C-Band 2D Surface Search Radar
    • OPS-20C X-Band 2D Navigation Radar
  • Countermeasures:
    • NOLQ-3D-1 EW suite
    • Mark 36 SRBOC
    • Anti-torpedo mobile decoy (MOD)
    • Floating acoustic jammer (FAJ)
  • Armament:
    • 2 x 21-cell Mk.49 Launcher (fires RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missiles)
    • 4 x 20mm Phalanx CIWS
  • Aircraft Carried: 56 aircraft
    • 36 x Lockheed Martin F-35CJ Lightning II
    • 6 x Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye
    • 6 x Bell-Boeing MV-22B Osprey
    • 8 x Mitsubishi SH-60K Seahawk
  • Aviation Facilities: 3 x EMALS

Unit Run[edit]

Ship Name Hull No. Commission–
Decommission
Fate Notes
JS Fuji CV-01 April 16, 2018- Active
JS Tate CV-02 November 16, 2021- Active
JS Haku CV-03 ??? Active
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