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Author:  Thanos [ Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:19 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Justin Trudeau vows to scrap F-35 fighter jet program

Bump, not worth it's own thread but still interesting. Lockheed-Martin is just good at gouging air forces, they're good at gouging navies too.

http://gizmodo.com/the-us-navys-new-war ... 1788656227

Quote:
The US Navy’s brand new $4 billion warship is an incredible technological feat. The futuristic DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer is equipped with two guns that can hit targets from a stunning 80 miles away. The only problem? Rounds for the guns cost over $800,000 each. And the Navy has now decided that it can’t justify spending that much.

According to Defense News, the warship’s two Long Range Land-Attack Projectile (LRLAP) guns were manufactured by Lockheed Martin and they work exactly as designed. But when the Navy cut back its order from 28 warships to three, the costs associated with the destroyers and its munitions skyrocketed.


Lots of other fun things associated with the Zumwalt-class as well, most of which seem to revolve around "why are we spending as much on a new destroyer as we could on another couple of aircraft carriers?". Procurement fun-n-games as usual! :lol:

Author:  xerxes [ Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Justin Trudeau vows to scrap F-35 fighter jet program

I thought that too when I read about the Zumwalt. It costs $4bn when the Navy could build two Burke-class DDG's for the same price. Not to mention it looks ugly as hell just like the RN DAring class DDG's.

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