Sunday, December 18, 2011

Japanese Vessel Congo DDG-173 - by Paper Model.Jp - Navio Torpedeiro


JDS Kongo (DDG-173) is a Kongo class guided missile destroyer in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). Kongo is the third Japanese naval vessel named for Mount Kongo. She was laid down by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Nagasaki, Nagasaki on 8 May 1990, launched on 26 September 1991; and commissioned on 25 March 1993. In December 2007, Japan conducted a successful test of the SM-3 block IA against a ballistic missile aboard Kongo. This was the first time a Japanese ship was selected to launch the interceptor missile during a test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System. In previous tests they provided tracking and communications. - Wikipedia

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