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外園 博一 (Dr Hirokazu Hokazono)

外園 博一 (Dr Hirokazu Hokazono)

防衛装備庁技監, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Defense Scientist, ATLA

Dr Hokazono has been Deputy Commissioner and Chief Defense Scientist of ATLA since 1 October 2015. His responsibilities include research and development of defense equipment for Japan Self Defense Forces, international cooperation on defense equipment and technology, and promotion of industry-academia-government collaboration in the area of advanced science technology.

He led the release of the Defense Technology Strategy for the first time as JMOD, and has been facilitating numerous important research and development projects such as the US-Japan cooperative development on the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA and the future fighter projects including the technical demonstrator of X-2 advanced stealth fighter.

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