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Japan-US jointly research next-gen amphibious vehicle

20th May 2019 - 02:00 GMT | by Koji Miyake in Tokyo


The Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency announced on 13 May that the Japanese MoD and US DoD had signed an agreement to jointly research next-generation amphibious technology.

In this project, Japan and the US will examine the feasibility of amphibious technology using a simulator based on a digital model of an amphibious vehicle.

Japan has been developing a domestic amphibious vehicle since 2016, and it is thought the Mitsubishi Amphibious Vehicle (MAV) will provide the base technology for this development.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries developed the MAV with its own budget. Mitsubishi has also been developing its 12MB engine that generates

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Koji Miyake


Koji Miyake

Koji Miyake is a Tokyo-based writer.

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