Japan Commissions Second Maya Class Destroyer JS Haguro DDG 180

JS Haguro DDG 180 commissioned on March 19, 2021
JS Haguro DDG 180 commissioned on March 19, 2021

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned JS Haguro (DDG 180), its second “Maya” class destroyer, at a ceremony in Yokohama on March 19.

The ceremony, organized by the United Corporation Isogo Shipyard, which built the two ships of the class, was attended by Japanese defense minister Nobuo Kishi and other JMSDF officers.

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Maya Class Destroyer Js Haguro Ddg 180 (Image: Twitter/Andawamas)

Named after Mt. Haguro of Yamagata Prefecture, the DDG 180 was delivered to JMSDF after being launched in July 2019 and starting sea trials in 2020. JS Maya, the lead ship of its class, entered service in March 2020.

Maya-class destroyers are an upgraded version of the Atago-class, equipped with the Aegis Baseline 9/Ballistic Missile Defense 5.1 system and Raytheon’s Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC), a system that shares/compiles sensor data from multiple platforms into one picture. By commissioning the two destroyers, Japan is joining an exclusive club of countries with the CEC capability. In addition to the US and Australia, which operate Raytheon’s CEC, France is the only other country to have developed this capability.

By commissioning the two destroyers, Japan is joining an exclusive club from CEC-capable countries. In addition to the USA and Australia, which operate Raytheon’s CEC, France is the only other country to have developed this capability.

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Maya Class Destroyer Js Haguro (Ddg 180)

Maya class destroyer

Displacement:10,250 tons full load
Length:169.9 m (557 ft 5 in)
Beam:22.2 m (72 ft 10 in)
Speed:30 knots (56 km/h)
Complement:300
Sensors and
processing systems:
AN/SPY-1D(V) multi-function radar
AN/SPQ-9B surface search radar
3 × AN/SPG-62 illuminators
AN/SQQ-89 with SQS-53C
Armament:1 × 5-inch (127 mm)/62 Mk. 45 Mod 4 gun
8 × Type 17 anti-ship missiles in quad canisters
2 × 20 mm Phalanx CIWS
2 × HOS-302 triple torpedo tubes:
Mark 46 torpedo
Type 97 / Type 12 torpedoes
96-cell Mk. 41 Vertical Launching System:
SM-2MR Standard Missile
SM-3 Anti-Ballistic Missile
SM-6 Standard Missile
Type 07 VL-ASROC

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