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Escort Ship

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).

JS Haguro (DDG-180) is the second of two improved Atago-class destroyers, and will be Japan’s eighth warship equipped with the Aegis air and missile defense system, with SM-2 and SM-6 missiles as well as ESSM for shorter-range engagements (JMU photo)

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