Naval Warfare

ADECS 2018: JMSDF anticipates new and smaller destroyers

23rd January 2018 - 01:00 GMT | by Koji Miyake in Tokyo


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The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) had 47 destroyers in 2013, but it plans to boost its fleet to 54 by 2023 by introducing a new destroyer type known as the 30DD.

The new 3,900t warship is classified as a ‘compact vessel’, with building costs reduced by making its ...

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