Japan Gets New Helicopter Carrier

By Staff Writer | March 18, 2009
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On March 18, 2009, Japan’s navy commissioned its largest helicopter carrier vessel ever. The 197 meters (646 feet), 13,950 tonne (13,729 ton) Hyuga will carry 11 helicopters and a crew of 340. It will also be the first vessel to have women officers and enlisted personnel onboard. For additional information


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