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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?


  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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