Offshore bombardment / attack of surface targets / areas primarily through onboard ballistic weaponry.
Offshore strike of surface targets primarily through onboard missile / rocket weaponry.
Active patroling of vital waterways and maritime areas; can also serve as local deterrence against airborne and seaborne threats.
Airspace Denial / Deterrence
Neutralization or deterrence of airborne elements through onboard ballistic of missile weaponry.
Serving in support (either firepower or material) of the main surface fleet in Blue Water environments.
2 x Kawasaki-RR SM1A gas turbines developing 26,650 horsepower with 2 x Mitsubishi S12U MTK marine diesels outputting 6,000 horsepower; 2 x Shafts.
(4,000 miles | 6,437 km)
1 knot = 1.15 mph; 1 nm = 1.15 mile; 1 nm = 1.85 km
1 x 76mm OTO-Breda Dual-Purpose (DP) turreted deck gun.
2 x 4-cell "Harpoon" anti-ship missile launchers.
1 x 20mm Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS).
2 x 324mm (12.8") HOS-301 series triple torpedo tubes.
1 x Anti-Submarine ROCket (ASROC) launcher.