January 14 2011
The Japanese coast guard is about to begin development on a new class of high-performance patrol boats, reports the Kyodo News Agency.
The 1,000-ton ships are expected to be able to sail in heavy seas and monitor vessels at night, according to unnamed sources.
The project, expected to start this fiscal year, is part of efforts to boost surveillance around Japanese territorial waters. The move follows a collision between a coast guard patrol boat and a Chinese trawler in...
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