According to Defense-Aerospace.com, Japan Marine United Co., Ltd. (President: Kotaro Chiba, Head Office: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture) is launching the launch of the 2016 warship for the Ministry of Defense in Japan on July 17, 2019 at the Yokohama Works Shishi Plant (Location: Shishi Ward, Yokohama City).
Prior to the launch ceremony, the ship was named «Haguru», after «Hakuoyama» in Yamagata Prefecture. The ship will be completed and delivered in March 2020.
The ship is the second «Maya»-class destroyer that has improved the performance of the previous «Atago»-class, and has a Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) function. In addition, it is powered by hybrid propulsion (COGLAG, combining electric propulsion and mechanical propulsion) to improve fuel efficiency and reduce life cycle costs.
Based on the technology and experience gained through the construction of escort ships, we will build high value-added vessels, including the construction of ships that require advanced technology.
Main characteristics of the ship
|Total length||170 m/558 feet|
|Maximum width||21 m/69 feet|
|Depth||12 m/39 feet|
|Draft||6.2 m/20 feet|
|Standard displacement||8,200 tons|
|Engine type and number||2 types of COGLAG type gas turbines 2 propulsion motors|
|Number of shafts||2 shafts|
|Axial horsepower||69,000 horsepower/51 MW|
|Maximum speed||about 30 knots/34.5 mph/55.5 km/h|
|Crew||Approximately 300 people|
|Main armament||Aegis system; 62 caliber 5-inch/127-mm gun; 2 × high-performance 20-mm cannons; Vertical Launch System (96 cells); SSM device; patrol helicopter|