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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2019
Total Production: ?
Origin: Japan
Parent System: DEX
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2019
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) DEX program is intended to deliver a compact and fast multi-purpose frigate/corvette class ship by 2019. The Japanese DEX class ship is similar to the US Navy's LCS 1 class vessels built by Lockheed Martin. The DEX boats displacement is estimated at between 2000-3000 tons with a maximum speed in excess of 40 knots. The weapon systems may include a 127mm naval gun, a Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) and a Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) launcher to cope with airborne threats as well as a flight deck for a SH-60J helicopter. These corvettes are also intended to deploy manned and unmanned boats and unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs). The DEX program was revealed in early 2014.

DEX Specifications

Number of Aircraft: 1
Main Gun Caliber: 127 millimeter
Top Speed: 40 knot (20.6 mps)
Full Displacement: 3,000 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total ?1
Cannons & Gear
Mk 45 mod 4x1
Defensive Weapons
RAM Block 2
Protection Systems
Mk 15 Phalanx Block 1Bx1
Mk-31 RAMx1
Support Aircraft
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