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The designer accused the US Navy of stealing his ideas.

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Renowned ship designer David Giles sued the US Navy, accusing the command of stealing the idea of ​​its high-speed trimaran, reports MIC with reference to The Daily Beast.




Giles’s lawsuit states that the patented “bottom structure of the vessel, which provides speed up to 50 nodes, was used without the author’s permission in the construction of new coastal zone warships”.

Earlier, the designer planned to apply his idea for the construction of high-speed cargo ships, but the project failed.

“In 2002, David Giles’s Fastship entered into a strategic partnership with Lockheed Martin, which designed high-speed patrol ships for the US coastal zone. In 2004, the company broke off relations with the Fastship and sent a shipboard project with a patented head to the naval ministry, ”the newspaper writes, referring to the information in the statement of claim.

Military lawsuit is not recognized. The expert Donald Blount, attracted by them, said that "the geometry of the hull of the ships of the project Independence could be created by any designer." The court decision is expected early next year.

The publication recalls that the construction of military trimarans began in the United States in 2006. Four ships have already been transferred the fleet, and 6 more are at different stages of construction.

Help newspaper: “The Independence class patrol boat is designed to patrol coastal waters. It achieves speeds up to 45 nodes and can take airborne people on board the 35. Armed with a 57-mm cannon, four 50-mm guns, an anti-aircraft missile system. At the stern there is a hangar and a helicopter platform. ”
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  1. Serg koma
    Serg koma 1 December 2016 16: 23
    +12
    Just like Kirkorov laughing
    1. oleg-gr
      oleg-gr 1 December 2016 16: 28
      +4
      Americans like to have fun in court. Sometimes such amounts are judged, which is not a fairy tale to say ...
      1. Thrall
        Thrall 1 December 2016 18: 15
        +2
        And the Yemeni Hussite rebels prefer to destroy former American catamarans smile
      2. PSih2097
        PSih2097 2 December 2016 11: 59
        0
        Quote: oleg-gr
        Americans like to have fun in court. Sometimes such amounts are judged, which is not a fairy tale to say ...

        In the US, patent law does not apply to nat. security, because the fleet is part of this security.
    2. Giant thought
      Giant thought 1 December 2016 16: 30
      +6
      Democracy is for the strong, and in this dispute the military will be stronger than the designer, so nothing will come of it with the court.
      1. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets 1 December 2016 17: 23
        +1
        Quote: Thought Giant
        in this dispute, the military will be stronger than the designer, so nothing will come of it with the court.

        Why am I not at all understanding why the designer filed a lawsuit against the Navy if the trimaran built Lockheed? request
    3. Alex_Tug
      Alex_Tug 1 December 2016 17: 57
      +1
      Bullshit (((Although in relation to Russia, the Russian patent for hydrofoil vessels. Russia received a patent for 54 degrees (to specify laziness, it doesn’t matter). The staff didn’t doze, they patented the remaining 179 degrees. So Kirkorov and Pugacheva did not dream of such missed benefits.
  2. cap
    cap 1 December 2016 16: 26
    +3
    Military lawsuit is not recognized. The expert Donald Blount, attracted by them, said that "the geometry of the hull of the ships of the project Independence could be created by any designer." The court decision is expected early next year.

    He will not live to see the trial.
    1. Alex_Tug
      Alex_Tug 2 December 2016 01: 50
      0
      It will survive, Amer’s practice is not Russian.
  3. nnm
    nnm 1 December 2016 16: 26
    +12
    He didn’t work with the Chinese ....
  4. kapitan92
    kapitan92 1 December 2016 16: 29
    +9

    One of the most striking exhibits of the Naval Salon in St. Petersburg was an innovative corvette-trimaran, made according to the scheme “ship with outriggers” (ATS).

    At the stand of OJSC Zelenodolsk PKB, a model of a large corvette Rusich-1 with powerful weapons was demonstrated. At the same time, an article was published by the Chief Designer of SAR ships of the Zelenodolsk PKB, Stanislav Rudenko, with the publication of the appearance of the Rusich-1500, which was planned to be submitted to the failed competition for OVR corvettes.
    Read more: http://vpk-news.ru/articles/25984

    Info: July 2015
    1. Sagittarius
      Sagittarius 1 December 2016 16: 36
      +3
      All, drink water constructor Giles. Empty chores.
      1. gladcu2
        gladcu2 1 December 2016 16: 59
        +2
        Sagittarius

        "The important thing is not that you were deceived. The important thing is that you constantly remember this." yes
    2. NEXUS
      NEXUS 1 December 2016 16: 56
      +7
      So the Britons have their trimaran-Triton.

      Will they sue them too?
  5. uskrabut
    uskrabut 1 December 2016 16: 42
    +1
    Yes they have in comics about superheroes full of such projects!
    1. faiver
      faiver 1 December 2016 17: 16
      +1
      Well, yes, collect all the equipment from the X-Men, the Avengers, and something else :)
  6. KaPToC
    KaPToC 1 December 2016 17: 06
    +1
    In ten years, four ships, apparently the Americans can quickly build only aliberki.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 1 December 2016 17: 18
      +6
      And they don’t know exactly how to apply them. For coastal waters (thought against smugglers and
      drug barons) they turned out to be too steep, and for the ocean and China too weakly armed.
      We decided to experiment with their tactics and weapons for several years. Maybe they will give the marines.
  7. Evil 55
    Evil 55 1 December 2016 17: 45
    +1
    Everything is in the spirit of the best American traditions - a white businessman took everything that he needed from a black slave .. Let him be glad that he left his wife, hemorrhoid and kidney stones ..
  8. Proton
    Proton 1 December 2016 17: 50
    +1
    I don’t understand laughing broke the contract on the bottoms in 2004, and woke up with the court right now, aren't the designer’s roots of ethonism? laughing
    1. Venceremos
      Venceremos 1 December 2016 17: 54
      +4
      Quote: Proton
      I don’t understand laughing broke the contract on the bottoms in 2004, and woke up with the court right now, aren't the designer’s roots of ethonism? laughing

      Well, of course, you can also jerk about the roots (and branches laughing too), but this is JURISPRUDENCE ...
      It is just a rush and is not needed, moreover, sometimes, the MOMENT, which is sometimes expected for decades, is important
  9. tlauicol
    tlauicol 1 December 2016 18: 38
    +2
    not with four 50mm guns, but with four machine guns of the 4th caliber - they can’t even translate, woodpeckers
  10. Baloo
    Baloo 1 December 2016 20: 11
    +2
    Yes, this is finally my idea. I did such boats when I was 6 years old. laughing
  11. Engineer
    Engineer 2 December 2016 08: 24
    +1
    Less than a dozen years have passed since the designer considered "his" ships laughing