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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 25 March 2015
Total Production: 2
Unitary Cost: USD$1.2 billion
Also Known As: 22DDH and DDH183
Origin: Japan
Parent System: Izumo
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 25 March 2015
Total Production: 2
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Description: The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's (JMSDF) DDH183 Izumo is an helicopter destroyer intended to carry seven anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and two search and rescue (SAR) helicopters. Nevertheless the ship can accommodate up to 14 rotary-wing aircraft with five of them carrying out take-off and landing operations at the same time. The new ship is intended to protect the territorial waters of Japan against China's territorial claims. After the launch ceremony of JNS Izumo, China released an statement pointing out that Japan was banned for owning aircraft carriers after its defeat in WWII. China also pointed out that the new ship could be equipped with F-35B V/STOL and/or MV-22 aircraft. The 248-meter and 27,000-ton helicopter carrier was delivered to the JMSDF on March 25, 2015, becoming the largest warship within the Japanese fleet.

Izumo Specifications

Crew: 470
Number of Aircraft: 14
Beam: 38 meter (125 foot)
Length: 248 meter (814 foot)
Full Displacement: 27,000 ton
Standard Displacement: 19,500 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Izumo News

There are 4 news between
7 Aug 2013 and 2 Jan 2019
Wednesday, January 2, 2019China Developing Carrier Variant of FC-31 Stealth Fighter Jet
Friday, December 29, 2017South Korea and Japan Considering Buying F-35B STOL Jet
Wednesday, March 25, 2015Japanese Navy Takes Delivery of Izumo Aircraft Carrier Ship
Wednesday, August 7, 2013Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Launches Newest Helicopter Carrier

Operators & Related Equipment

Mar 20172
Mar 20151

Grand Total 21
Propulsion Systems
Protection Systems
Mk 15 Phalanx Block 1Bx2
Support Aircraft
EH101 Merlinx2

Izumo Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
DDH183 Izumo6 Aug 201325 Mar 2015-
DDH184 Kaga28 Aug 201524 Mar 2017-

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