Japan’s Latest AEGIS Destroyer Launched

July 17, 2019 – Japan Marine United Co., Ltd. (President: Kotaro Chiba, Head Office: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture) launched the 2016 warship for the Ministry of Defense in Japan today at the Yokohama Works Shishi Plant. Prior to the launch ceremony, the ship was named “Haguru,” after “Hakuoyama” in Yamagata Prefecture. The ship will be completed and delivered in March 2020. The ship is the second “Maya”-class destroyer that has improved the performance of the previous “Atago”-class, and has a ballistic missile defense (BMD) function. In addition, it is powered…

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