During the formal turnover of two TC-90 patrol aircraft to the Philippine Navy, Japan’s State Minister of Defense said, the Philippines is an important nation for Japan and celebrated the great friendship between the Philippine President and Japanese Prime Minister.
According to the Philippine Navy Vice Admiral, the Izumo destroyer is the largest Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force vessel will be visiting the Philippines in Subic. The Philippine Navy and the Armed Forces of the Philippines are looking forward to that visit.
Japan wants to invite the Philippine President, to visit the Izumo when it visits Subic Bay.
On a press conference, a reporter asked whether he would visit the warship at Subic BayThe President replied, “If I have time”.
The Izumo Class Destroyer has a displacement of 27,000 tons full load, a length of 248 meters, a beam of 38 meters, and a draft of 7.5 meters. With a speed of 30 knots or 56 kilometers per hour, the ship can carry up to 970 crews and troops.
For closer encounters, the destroyer is equipped with 5 close-in weapons systems, capable of defeating most forms of incoming threats.
It is also equipped with Mark 36 Super Rapid Bloom Offboard Countermeasures Chaff and Decoy Launching System, and anti-torpedo mobile decoy.
Currently, the ships carry seven Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopter and two Search and Rescue Helicopter. This helicopter destroyer has a maximum capacity of up to 28 Aircraft.
Japan also planned to deploy this warship in the South China Sea.
According to the sources, the aim of deployment is to test the capability of the destroyer by sending it out on an extended mission.