Japan’s new aircraft carrier

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    A nice HD quality YouTube video of the Hyuga, Japan’s new aircraft carrier “helicopter-carrying destroyer”:

    13,950-ton ship has an imposing look and is one of the largest vessels ever built for the MSDF.

    Although the MSDF classifies the Hyuga as a destroyer, its size makes that designation something of a misnomer.

    Up to four helicopters, including the SH-60K submarine hunter, can take off and land almost simultaneously, according to the MSDF.

    With its sophisticated command, control and communications systems, the Hyuga will act as the nerve center for operations ranging from antisubmarine warfare to antidisaster efforts at home and abroad, and to rescue Japanese nationals overseas, the MSDF said.

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