The 249 metre-long Izumo is as large as Japan’s second war-era carriers and can operate up to nine helicopters. It resembles the amphibious assault carriers used by US Marines, but lacks their well deck for launching landing craft and other vessels. Photo: Handout

In huge show of force, Japan to send helicopter carrier Izumo to South China Sea

Topic |   South China Sea

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The 249 metre-long Izumo is as large as Japan’s second war-era carriers and can operate up to nine helicopters. It resembles the amphibious assault carriers used by US Marines, but lacks their well deck for launching landing craft and other vessels. Photo: Handout
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