Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Total Production: 2
Origin: Japan
Parent System: 27DD
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Total Production: 2
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Description: The Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) 27DD class destroyers have been designed to operate a modified AEGIS weapon system along with electromagnetic artillery gun system and laser weapon systems. The laser weapon systems being developed by the Technical Research and Design Institute are intended to engage airborne threats more effectively than missile systems. The laser weapon is intended to engage cruise, anti-ship missiles and other high precision weapons. The electromagnetic gun is also being developed in Japan. The 27DD class destroyers will feature a combined gas turbine and electric power plant. The 27DD's AEGIS systems will undergo several modifications to improve data exchange and external target designation. The modified AEGIS will also incorporate a new surface search radar and a towed array sonar.

27DD News

There are 2 news between
29 Jul 2015 and 7 Aug 2015
Friday, August 7, 2015FMS: Japan Wants AEGIS Weapon Systems to Equip Two 27DD Destroyers
Wednesday, July 29, 2015Japan to Equip Two 27DD Destroyers with Laser Weapons

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