ATAGO (DDG-177) class Weapon Systems // Ships // Destroyers

Country of Origin: Japan

The ATAGO class is a slightly larger, improved version of the KONGO-class Aegis missile destroyers. The two classes are based on the U.S. ARLEIGH BURKE design, with the KONGO class resembling the Flight I model, and the ATAGO class being similar to the Flight II. ASHIGARA is the first Japanese ship to bear the prefix JS (Japanese Ship) instead of JDS (Japanese Defense Ship). HULL: The ATAGO class is somewhat larger than its predecessor and includes two helicopter hangars on either...


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