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Hatakaze-class Guided Missile Destroyer

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The JMSDF air defense destroyer JS Hatakaze (DDG-171) is participating in exercise Keen Sword 2011.
The Hatakaze-class of guided missile destroyers is a third generation vessel in service with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). They were the first of the JMSDF's ships to have gas-turbine propulsion.

The core weapon suite is similar to that of the Tachikaze-class destroyer, but various improvements were made in many areas. Most notable are those that allow the Hatakaze-class to function as a group flagship. Normally this duty resides with the DDH class, but in case of a DDH's absence due to repairs, accident, or battle damage, the Hatakaze design allows for it to function as a command ship.

Hatakaze-class destroyers operate the OYQ-4-1 type tactical control system. Its weapon systems include the Standard missile surface-to-air missile, anti-submarine rockets, the RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missile, two Mk.15 20mm CIWS gun mounts, two torpedo mounts in a triple tube configuration and two 5"/54-caliber Mk.42 rapid-fire guns.

The Hatakaze-class will be replaced by the Yukinami-class air defense destroyers.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Guided Missile Destroyer
  • Service Period: 1986-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 492 feet 2 inches (150.01 meters)
    • Beam: 53 feet 10 inches (16.41 meters)
    • Draft: 15 feet 9 inches (4.8 meters)
    • Displacement: 4,600-4,650 tons (Standard); 6,000-6,050 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 260
  • Propulsion: 2 x Kawasaki Rolls-Royce Spey SM1A gas turbines, 2 x Rolls-Royce Olympus gas turbines, 72,000 hp (54,000 kW), 2 shafts
  • Range: 6,000 nautical miles (11,112 kilometers) at 20 knots (37.04 km/h)
  • Speed: 30 knots (55.56 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • AN/SPS-52C Air Search Radar
    • OPS-11C Air Search Radar
    • OPS-28B Surface Search Radar
    • AN/SPG-51D Missile Fire Control Radar
    • OQS-4 hull sonar
    • OQR-1 TACTASS
  • Countermeasures:
    • NOLR-6C ESM system
    • OLT-3 ECM system
    • 2 x Chaff launchers
  • Armament:
    • 2 x 5"/54-caliber Mk.42 lightweight naval guns
    • 1 x Mk.13 Missile Launcher (fire RIM-66 SM-1MR SAMs)
    • 2 x 4-cannister Mk.141 Harpoon SSM Launchers
    • 1 x 8-cell Mk.16 ASROC Launcher
    • 2 x 12.75" Type 68 triple fire torpedo tubes
    • 2 x 20mm/70-caliber Mk.15 Phalanx CIWS

Unit Run[edit]

  • JDS Hatakaze (DDG-171)
  • JDS Shimakaze (DDG-172)
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