Second Maya-Class Received

Second Maya-Class Received 18 July, 2019


Japan Marine United Corporation launched the second Maya-class guided missile destroyer for the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force on 17 July. Named Haguro, the 170 m-long vessels will use the Aegis Baseline J7 supported by the Lockheed Martin/Raytheon AN/SPY-1D(V) phased array radar. The ship, which cost about USD1.6 billion to build, is expected to be commissioned in March 2021.

The first-of-class Maya, which was launched on 30 July 2018. The maritime tests of the first platform, which was planned to enter the inventory in March 2020, began in June. The destroyers, each of which has a crew of about 300, are also equipped with multifunction towed array (MFTA) sonar systems and electronic warfare (EW) capabilities. The Maya class has a standard displacement of 8,200 tonnes. 

Second Maya-Class Received

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