This is an injection-plastic ship model kit.
From the Hasegawa website:
A step up from Japan's famous Kongo-class destroyers, the JS Ashigara (DDG-178) is the second Atago-class destroyer built by Mitsubishi. It employs the Aegis Weapon System baseline 7, which offers more accurate vertical target tracking, along with better tracking of smaller, low-altitude targets. Top speed is 30 knots (56 km/h), thanks to four LM2500-30 gas turbines. The Ashigara also boasts a flight deck and enclosed hangar which can hold one SH-60K heli. This limited edition kit features one marking option.
Parts come molded in gray. Includes decals.