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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: 7,500 tons (Standard); 9,500 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 300
  • Power: 100,000 shp (75 MW)
  • Propulsion: 4 x Ishikawajima Harima/General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts
  • Range: 4,500 nautical miles at 20 knots at (8,334 km at 37.04 km/h)
  • Speed: 30 Knots (55.56 km/hr)
  • Sensor Suite
    • AN/SPY-1D Air Search Radar
    • NOLQ-2 Intercept / Jammer
    • OYQ-9 Combat Direction System
    • OPS-28 Surface Search Radar
    • OQS-102 Bow Mounted Sonar
    • OYQ-103 ASW Control System
  • Armament
    • 1 x 127mm/54-caliber Oto-Breda Compact Gun
    • 2 x Mark 41 Vertical Launching System (1 x 29-cell bow, 1 x 61-cell aft) - fires RIM-66 SM-2MR, RGM-84 Harpoon, RUM-139 VL-ASROC, RIM-161 SM-3
    • 2 x 20mm Phalanx CIWS
    • 2 x Type 68 triple torpedo tubes (6 x Mk-46 or Type 73 torpedoes)

Unit Run[edit]

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