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Kongou-class Guided Missile Destroyer

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The JS Myoko (DDG-175) at sea.
The Kongō-class Guided Missile Destroyer (こんごう型護衛艦 Kongō-gata Goeikan?) serves as the core ship of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)'s Escort Flotillas. They are a modification of the United States Navy's Arleigh Burke-class (Flight I).

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Guided Missile Destroyer (Hull designation symbol DDG)
  • Service Period: 1993-Present
  • Characteristics
    • Length: 528.2 feet (161 meters)
    • Beam: 68.9 feet (21 meters)
    • Draft: 20.3 feet (6.19 meters)
    • Displacement: 7,250 tons (Standard); 9,500 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 300
  • Propulsion: COGAG, 2 x shafts, 2 x controllable pitch propellors
    • 4 x Ishikawajima Harima/General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 100,000 shp (75 MW)
    • 3 x Allison 501-K34 gas turbine main power generators, (7,500 kW)
  • Range: 6,000 nautical miles (11,112 kilometers) at 20 knots (37.04 km/h)
  • Speed: 30 Knots (55.56 km/hr)
  • Sensor Suite
    • AN/SPY-1D Air Search Radar x 4 - upgraded to AN/SPY-1D(V)
    • OPS-28D Surface Search Radar
    • OPS-20 Navigation Radar
    • AN/SPQ-62 Fire Control Radar x 4
    • OQS-102 Bow Mounted Sonar
    • OQR-2 Towed Array Sonar
  • Countermeasures:
    • NOLQ-2 Electronic Countermeasures Suite
    • AN/SLQ-25 Nixie torpedo decoy
    • Mk.137 6-barreled decoy launchers x 4
  • Armament
    • 1 x 127mm/54-caliber Oto-Melara Compact Gun
    • Mk.41 Mod 6 VLS (1 x 29+61-cell) - (fires RIM-66M-5 SM-2ER Blk.3B, RUM-139 VL-ASROC, RIM-161 SM-3, RIM-162 ESSM, RIM-174 SM-6)
    • 2 x Mk.141 SSM Launchers (fires RGM-84 Harpoon or Type 90 AShMs)
    • 2 x Type 68 triple torpedo tubes (6 x Mk.46 or Type 73 lightweight torpedoes)
    • 2 x 20mm/70-caliber Phalanx CIWS

Unit Run[edit]

  • JS Kongou (DDG-173)
  • JS Kirishima (DDG-174)
  • JS Myoko (DDG-175)
  • JS Choukai (DDG-176)
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