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JAPAN UNVEILS LARGEST WARSHIP SINCE WW II… PICS: Aircraft Carrier?


JAPAN UNVEILS LARGEST WARSHIP SINCE WORLD WAR II

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Japan on Tuesday unveiled its biggest warship since World War II, a huge flat-top destroyer that has raised eyebrows in China and elsewhere because it bears a strong resemblance to a conventional aircraft carrier.

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PICS: Aircraft Carrier? 

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Amid increasing tensions with China over some disputed islands, Japan unveils a warship that could double as an aircraft carrier.

The ship has raised eyebrows in China and elsewhere because it bears a strong resemblance to a conventional aircraft carrier.

The Izumo, which has a flight deck that is nearly 250 metres (820ft feet) long, is designed to carry up to 14 helicopters.

Japanese officials say it will be used in national defence – particularly in anti-submarine warfare and border-area surveillance missions.

It will also be used to bolster the nation’s ability to transport personnel and supplies in response to large-scale natural disasters, like the devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

http://news.sky.com/story/1125173/japan-unveils-largest-warship-since-wwii

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Tokyo: Japan unveiled its biggest warship since World War II on Tuesday, a $1.2 billion helicopter carrier aimed at defending territorial claims, drawing criticism from regional rival China which accused its neighbour of “constant” military expansion.

The ceremony to showcase the 248-metre vessel came as Shinzo Abe’s conservative government, which took office last December, considers ditching the nation’s pacifist constitution and beefing up the military.
Japan plans to use the helicopter carrier, named Izumo and expected to go into service in 2015, to defend territorial claims following maritime skirmishes with China, which has demonstrated its own military ambitions in recent years.
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  • M_Avalon

    Flat top destroyer. LMAO!

  • tonny

    will japan face china when it comes to war