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Friday, June 12, 2015

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Unveiled 30FF or DEX Next Generation Vessel Concept for the JMSDF

30FFIn its latest "Defense and space domain briefing" Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) unveiled a new surface combatant concept. Not much information is available but this new concept may be MHI's vision for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) next generation 3000 tons class Frigate known as "30FF" or FFX.

The MHI briefing document explains that this concept vessel is being designed to answer the new needs from the JMSDF for "compact" vessels.

The Japanese MoD expressed a new need for compatct hull Destroyers (known as DEX) in its mid-term defense program In its "Medium Term Defense Program (FY2014 - FY2018)" the Japanese MoD explains:

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