Japan commissions anti-submarine destroyer

Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned its second Asahi-class destroyer JS Shiranui on February 27.

JMSDF photo

The newest destroyer in Japanese inventory is optimized for anti-submarine warfare.

JS Shiranui is assigned to JMSDF’s Escort Division 7, Escort Flotilla 3 based at Ominato Naval Base in Mutsu, Aomori.