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Takanami  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2003
Total Production: 5
Also Known As: DD 110
Origin: Japan
Corporations: Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (IHI)
Parent System: Murasame
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1996
Total Production: 14
Family Members: Murasame
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Description: The Japan Marine Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Takanami-class frigates (destroyers in the JMSDF parlance) are a slightly heavier derivative of Murasame multi-role frigate. Takanami-class ships feature extended air defense capability against airborne threats thanks to the Standard Missile SM-2 surface-to-air missile. The resulting frigate leverages the anti-submarine (ASW) and anti-surface warfare (ASuW) capabilities and stealth design from Murasame-class ships. The JMSDF plans call for the commissioning of eight Takanami-class frigates by 2010.

The propulsion system consists of two SM1C cruise gas turbines and two LM2500 boost gas turbines developing 60,000-shp. The 4,650t class ship top speed is 30 knots. The weapon systems comprises: a 5-in (127mm) naval gun, a 32-cell vertical launching system (VLS) for 16 vertical launch ASROC (VLA) anti-submarine rocket and 16 SM-2 Block IIIA surface-to-air missiles, eight Harpoon anti-ship missiles, two triple 12.75-inch torpedo tubes, and two 20mm Phalanx guns for close-in air defense. Besides, Takanami-class frigates have an aft flight deck and hangar allowing for operation of a single SH-60J patrol helicopter.

Takanami Specifications

Crew: 175
Number of Weapons: 40
Torpedo Tubes: 6
Dimensions
Beam: 17.4 meter (57 foot)
Draft: 5.30 meter (17.4 foot)
Length: 151 meter (495 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 127 millimeter
Power
Total Combined Power: 60,000 shp (45 MW)
Speed
Top Speed: 30 knot (15.4 mps)
Weight
Full Displacement: 4,650 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


OperatorsItems
Japan5
YearHoldings
Jan 20145

Grand Total 51
Cannons & Gear
127/54 Compactx1
Defensive Weapons
RUM-139 VL ASROCx16
Standard SM-2 Block IIIAx16
Offensive Weapons
RGM-84D Harpoonx8
Propulsion Systems
LM2500x2
Protection Systems
AN/SLQ-25A SSTDx1
Mk 15 Phalanx Block 1/1Ax2
Sensor Systems
FCS-3x2
Support Aircraft
SH-60J Seahawkx1

Takanami Ship Listing


SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
DD110 Takanami-2003-
DD111 Duolang-2004-
DD112 Makinami-2005-
DD113 Sazanami-2006-
DD114 Tinnami-2007-

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