PSNews – Battleship Fuyuzuki, numbered DD-118, of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, arrived in Khanh Hoa’s Cam Ranh international port on April 11, starting a friendly visit to Vietnam.
The visit takes place in the context when Vietnam-Japan relations in general and the defense ties in particular reaped a number of large fruits.
During the visit to Vietnam, the crew of the Fuyuzuki will pay courtesy calls to the Khanh Hoa Provincial People's Committee, the 4th Naval Regional Command; and take tours to Vietnamese warships and play sports with Vietnamese troops.
|Battleship Fuyuzuki, numbered DD-118, of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, arrived in Khanh Hoa’s Cam Ranh international port on April 11.
With a length of 150m, full load capacity of 6,800 tons, Japan’s multifunction destroyer Fuyuzuki was the last vessel of the Akizuki class, built from June 14 2011 and commissioned to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force on March 2014.
The Akizuki class is designed to support Hyuga, Izumo and Kongo destroyers and to destroy targets on the surface, underwater and in the air.
The ship is equipped with sophisticated weapon systems such as anti-ship cruise missiles; anti-submarine missiles; semi-active radar; gunboat system; two anti-aircraft batteries; two light torpedo launchers; a hydro-positioning system and a helicopter.By Phung Nguyen