Elecraft KX3 ... around the end of the year.
That's a shame it will take so long to get to production.
Anyway, as it's just what I've been looking for; a light weight alternative to a ex-military manpack set,
I've e-mailed Elecraft already to see if they are keeping a waiting list.
> 10W on 12V for SSB sounds a lot more useable than the FT817.
The venerable K2 synth section seemed a bit behind the curve given todays DDS based LOs.
The demise of the 703 leaves the market is wide open for such a low-mid powered HF set.
With the KX3, the internal AA set for 5W and internal ATU seem ideal for a quick set up field set.
Add the vehicle PA+ATU options and it promises up to a really versatile all round rig.