AKIZUKI class Weapon Systems // Ships // Destroyers

Country of Origin: Japan

The AKIZUKI-class destroyers, based on the TAKANAMI class, are built to conduct general-purpose missions, especially extended air defense. The warships are intended to escort Japan's four KONGO-class destroyers on ballistic missile defense duty. HULL: The hull design generally follows that of the TAKANAMI and MURASAME classes, but with larger forward and aft superstructures for the four antenna faces of the Mitsubishi Electric FCS-3A active phased-array radar. The larger superstructure on...


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