2014年03月06日

My latest in Jane's Defence Weekly: Japan, US to launch high-speed trimaran design study

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Japan, US to launch high-speed trimaran design study

Kosuke Takahashi, Tokyo - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

Japan and the US have agreed to launch joint research on high-speed trimaran.

The Japanese Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 4 March that it had signed a preliminary agreement on joint research into a high-speed trimaran with the Pentagon.

The announcement followed the signing of a collaborative research agreement by Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy on the same day.

Under the joint study, which is being conducted under the bilateral Mutual Defence Assistance (MDA) agreement, Japan and the United States will design and build multiple trimaran models and exchange data such as hull strength and speed, an official at the MoD's Technical Research and Development Institute (TRDI) told IHS Jane's on 5 March.

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