Jericho command fighter “Kirishima”
The withdrawal of Jericho seriously weakened the remaining forces on the frontiers. Despite their huge production base, neither the Mendes Family nor the Sentinels are able to quickly provide the army with a steady flow of new weapons that are much needed in the face of the coming war. Kirishima is the brainchild of the “remaining Jericho forces” agreement.
The work on the project has been underway since 4620. Completed developments of the individual units made it possible to significantly reduce the time required to develop the new fighter. The initiative came from the Sinto Corporation, which had preferred to keep a low profile for a long time. It also provided the initial blueprints for the project and the resources to produce the hulls of the fighters. The Mendes and Liu families accepted the offer almost immediately, taking up the development of new engines and avionics systems respectively. The Sentinels were the last to join the project, providing shipyards and weapons for Kirishima.
Kirishima fully represents Jericho’s new defence doctrine. Most of the new ships will be deployed for patrol duty and to defend outposts in important areas. The fighter’s objective is to stall enemy advances and provide cover for allied ships.