Atago-class destroyer

From 2007

7,700 tons ( standard ) 10,000 t (insert)

170 m

21 m

6.2 m


COGAG 4 x IHI / GE LM2500 -30 gas turbines with 100,000 shaft horsepower ( 75MW ) to two shafts

30 knots


  • SPY -1D
  • SPG -62
  • OPS - 28D
  • OPS -20


  • OQS -102

2 x SH- 60J / K

The Atago class (Japaneseあたご 型 護衛 艦, Atago - gata Goeikan ) is a class of guided missile destroyers, two Japanese Maritime Self- Defense Force ( JMSDF ) and an improved version of Kongō class.


It is the Japanese variant of the Arleigh Burke class (Flight IIa ) of the United States Navy. Compared to Kongō class or Arleigh Burke class (Flight I), which have only a helipad, but only limited support accessories and in particular no hangar, this class has received a hangar for permanent carrying of two helicopters.

In 2000, the naval staff office two more Aegis destroyer has set aside in its five-year budget. This was decided along with the option for four more destroyers of Kongō class.

As a fire control system for the Atago - class Aegis fire control system was used, consisting of Japanese and American components. The armament of the Atago class Destroyer is similar to the arming of the Kongō class Destroyer. Because of the Japanese Constitution, which prohibits the Japanese forces the possession of any offensive weapon, has the Atago class does not have Tomahawk cruise missiles. Should the increasingly more generous interpretation of this passage, however, continue to strengthen, it is technically no problem to upgrade this ability.



On 19 February 2008, the Atago collided off the coast of Chiba Prefecture with a fishing boat. The destroyer was on his way back from a training exercise in Hawaii to Yokosuka and rammed the fishing boat amidships there. Torn in half and keel up floating on the water surface, the wreck was towed later in a harbor. The crew of the boat, 58-year- old Kichisei Haruo and his 23 years old son Tetsuhiro could not be found despite an intensive search, the Coast Guard and Maritime Self-Defense Forces.