WATERS EAST OF JAPAN (Nov. 4, 2016) Petty Officer 3rd Class Xavier N. Woods directs an SH-60K Sea Hawk helicopter from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) on the flight deck of the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) during Keen Sword 17. The exercise is a biennial, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Pacific Command-sponsored Field Training Exercise (FTX). It is a joint/bilateral FTX designed to meet mutual defense objectives by increasing combat readiness and interoperability between Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) and U.S. Forces. Barry is on patrol with Carrier Strike Group Five (CSG 5) in waters east of Japan supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kevin V. Cunningham/Released)
Izumo class helicopter destroyer as built by Japan Maritime Self Defense Force destroyer large helicopters, the MSDF is the largest ever built warships. Izumo level with full formula flight deck, starboard and other types of aircraft carrier ship island layout, full-captain 248 meters, 38 meters wide flight deck, the standard displacement of 19,500 tons and can accommodate 14 helicopters taking off and landing at the same time operate five helicopters.