New Helicopter Carrier for Japanese Navy

By Keith Henderson at October 11, 2011 07:35
Filed Under: Navy News
Details of the propulsion system for the new 22DDH Helicopter Carrier of the Japanese Navy / Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) have been announced. To be built by IHI of Tokyo, the LOA 814 ft (248 m) and beam of 124 ft (38 m) vessel will have a fully loaded displacement of around 27,500 tons. The propulsion system comprises four GE LM2500 gas turbines giving a total power of around 135,000 hp (100 MW) in a COGAG arrangement giving a speed of 30 kt. The ships will also be using GE’s smaller turbine, the LM500 with an output of approximately 6,000 hp (4.5MW) in a turbo-electric configuration for on board power generation. [More]

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