Will certainly be interesting to see the results.
I've had a lot of rigs from Kenwood-Icom-Yaesu over the years and have been a pretty big fan of all of those companies; however I've become a somewhat bigger fan of Ten Tec, whose rigs I've owned since they started in business with the PM-2.
Elecraft is also no slouch, nor is Flex.
Nice to see the "big three" from Japan are easily matched by the "big three" from the U.S.
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
-- George Bernard Shaw