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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 14 March 2012
Total Production: 4
Also Known As: 19DD and DD115
Origin: Japan
Corporations: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding
Parent System: Akizuki
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 14 March 2012
Total Production: 4
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Description: The Japan Marine Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Akizuki, also known as DD 19, is a 5,000t class multi-role frigate, destroyer for JMSDF, aimed at providing local area defense in support of the Japanese destroyer units. The new frigate will be equipped with Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles (ESSM) and Vertical Launch ASROC (VLA) in vertical launching systems, anti-ship missiles (Harpoon?), two 20mm advanced gun systems (Phalanx?), a 5-in naval gun, and Enhanced FCS-3 (FCS-3A) anti-aircraft active phased array radar system. In addition, the Akizuki frigate will be provided with an aft flight deck and hangar, hull-mounted sonar array and the upper ship's structure designed to be as stealth as possible.

According to Japan's National Defense Program Guidelines (NDPG) of 2007, the JMSDF is required to possess eight destroyer units for mobile operations with each unit consisting of four vessels. Three of these vessels are multi-role destroyers (DD) and the fourth is an Aegis-equipped ship (DDG). The Akizuki primary mission will be to protect the DDG ship from potential air attacks while it is engaged in ballistic missile defense (BMD) operations. The lead ship was funded in fiscal year 2007 and was commissioned in 2012. Following NDPG, JMSDF may procure up to eight vessels of this class but finally only got four.

Akizuki Applications

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Akizuki Specifications

Crew: 200
Number of Aircraft: 2
Beam: 18.3 meter (60 foot)
Draft: 5.40 meter (17.7 foot)
Length: 151 meter (495 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 127 millimeter
Total Combined Power: 64,000 hp (48 MW)
Top Speed: 30 knot (15.4 mps)
Full Displacement: 6,800 ton
Standard Displacement: 5,050 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Akizuki News

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on 31 Mar 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009Royal Australian Navy's ANZAC Frigates to Use Thales ICWI Missile Control System

Operators & Related Equipment

Feb 20184
Mar 20144

Grand Total 41
Cannons & Gear
127/64 Lightweightx1
Mk 41 Tactical Lengthx32
Defensive Weapons
Offensive Weapons
RGM-84D Harpoonx8
Propulsion Systems
Protection Systems
Mk 15 Phalanx Block 1Bx2
Sensor Systems
Support Aircraft

Akizuki Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
DD115 Akizuki-14 Mar 2012-
DD116 Teruzuki-7 Mar 2013-
DD118 Fuyuzuki-13 Mar 2014-
DD117 Suzutsuki-12 Mar 2014-
DD119 -2015-
DD120 -2015-
DD121 -2016-
DD122 -2016-

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