Maya-class destroyer

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Class overview
Name: Maya class
Builders: Japan Marine United
Operators:  Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
Preceded by: Atago class
Cost: ¥164.8 billion[1]
Built: 2017–2021
In commission: 2020–
Planned: 2
Building: 2
General characteristics
Type: Guided missile destroyer
  • 8,200 tons standard
  • 10,250 tons full load
Length: 169.9 m (557 ft 5 in)
Beam: 22.2 m (72 ft 10 in)
Draft: 6.4 m (21 ft 0 in)
Depth: 13 m (42 ft 8 in)
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
Complement: 300
Sensors and
processing systems:
Aircraft carried: 1 × SH-60K helicopter
Aviation facilities: Flight deck and enclosed hangar for one helicopter

The Maya class of guided missile destroyers (まや型護衛艦, Maya-gata Goeikan) is Japan's latest AEGIS-equipped guided missile destroyers set to enter service in 2020.


In August 2015, a new subclass of the Atago class, dubbed the 27DDG Destroyer, was announced. With an empty displacement of 8,200 tons, the new class is intended to be equipped with the Aegis combat system and also be equipped with Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) equipment, equivalent to that used on the United States Navy's Arleigh Burke-class Flight 2A:Restart guided missile destroyers which are capable of launching SM-3 block II anti-ballistic missiles. The ships propulsion system has been changed from COGAG from Atago class to a COGLAG to improve fuel economy. The first two ships of the new class are expected to enter service in 2020 and 2021 respectively. [2]

Ships in the class[edit]

Building No. Pennant No. Name Laid down Launched Commissioned Builder
2319 DDG-179 JS Maya[3] 17 April 2017 30 July 2018 Scheduled for 2020 JMU, Yokohama
2320 DDG-180 28DDG (TBA) 23 January 2018 Scheduled for 2019 Scheduled for 2021


  1. ^ REIJI YOSHIDA (30 July 2018). "Japan launches next-generation destroyer carrying latest version of the Aegis anti-missile system". Retrieved 30 July 2018 – via Japan Times Online.
  2. ^ Japan launches first ship of new destroyer class, Mike Yeo, Defense News, 2018-07-31
  3. ^ "海自護衛艦「まや」進水 イージス艦7隻目、「共同交戦能力」初搭載 情報共有で屈指の防空能力". 30 July 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2018 – via 産経新聞.

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