Times definitely have changed. Some of you may have only seen the rising sun flag during WWII or the military channel but the tides have changed and they are now our allies against the other neighbor up north.
#2. "RE: Japanese Destroyer Flotilla" | In response to Reply # 1gqtuazon Registered since 18th Nov 2009Sun 28-Oct-12 05:18 AM | edited Sun 28-Oct-12 05:19 AM by gqtuazon
>It's interesting to see how much Western and US made
>equipment abound. You can tell just by the R2D2 shapes of the
>CIWS turrets and some of the radar antennas and emitter
Great observation Armando. The TACAN (top dish) for the HELO and the SLQ 32 are similar components that they've included.
They also use the Allison / Rolls Royce LM2500 Gas Turbine engines for their propulsion. They also have a very capable anti-submarine suite.