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February 15, 2021

What the h*ll?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 5:19 pm
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What the heck is wrong with the USN acquisitions system?  First the LCS and Zumwalt debacles and now this?  Is there anyone up there who knows what they are doing?

6 Comments

  1. Naval procurement is criminally broken, to the point of being a threat to national security.

    Comment by Jeff Groves — February 15, 2021 @ 6:01 pm

  2. Wholeheartedly agree. How the hell did it get to this point?

    Comment by dknights — February 15, 2021 @ 6:07 pm

  3. What Jeff said. I know how ti got to this point, but I’ll refrain from political statements, and instead hearken back to one of my favorite POTUS’s,, Dwight Eisenhower: “Beware the military-industrial complex”.

    Comment by dixieflyer500 — February 15, 2021 @ 8:08 pm

  4. Amen

    Comment by dknights — February 15, 2021 @ 8:09 pm

  5. It’s not just the Navy. The F35 program went completely off the rails. And look at Army helicopters. The newest natively procured Blackhawk, Apache, Chinook, and Kiowa helicopters are all 60s-70s designs. The newest helicopters in the Army fleet are Eurocopter Lakotas. During Iraq and Afghanistan, US government agencies and allied train-and-equip programs (for reconstituted Iraqi and Afghan security forces) turned to Russian- and Eastern Europe-built Mil helicopters because there weren’t enough US medium and heavy lift helicopters that could thrive in those environments. (Blackhawks in short supply, and virtually all Navy/Marine helicopters unsuitable for ‘high and hot’ operations).

    Comment by Steve — February 16, 2021 @ 11:03 am

  6. Steve, I’ve heard that and some other horror stories regarding troop[ readiness from the Army. Scary, and truly a threat to our national security. The Army is more concerned with meeting corporate expectations with teaching diversity, etc. than they are with teaching troops how to fix a thrown track at night in the rain.

    Comment by dixieflyer500 — February 16, 2021 @ 12:26 pm


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