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(Bloomberg)   Internal government memo says $37 billion Navy program to build next generation ship has failed. Memo goes on to say someone will pay for this--wait, no, it says someone will GET PAID for this   (bloomberg.com) divider line 65
    More: Stupid, U.S. Navy, LCS Council, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, warships  
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2013-05-07 10:53:10 AM
It's invisible because even the enemy can't find the litoris.
 
2013-05-07 11:02:41 AM

OtherLittleGuy: Next Generation Ship?

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Well worth the price tag.
 
2013-05-07 11:08:59 AM
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In the words of Mark Twain:  "History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme."
 
2013-05-07 11:18:41 AM
Maybe if they gave the contract to someone other than Lockheed Martin. Seriously, how much are they paying under the table to get all this work?
 
2013-05-07 12:05:03 PM
the shipyards built what they where told to build

just because they planes they where given where shiat, doesn't mean the ship fitters worked for free for months building them
 
2013-05-07 12:05:23 PM

WhoopAssWayne: So, was this the USS Tyrone Biggums, or whatever Obama is naming naval ships these days? Or maybe the USS Tron Carter.


Oh my god, aren't you just precious. To think someone with your genotype managed to get on the internet and register for fark.  I tell you special education is a marvel it really is.  Here's a quarter, why don't you run back to the group home and masterbate furiously what a great troll you are.
 
2013-05-07 01:01:23 PM
The problems with the LCS are not, inherently, those of administration.

The problems are that the various contractors (think the large ones, like Raytheon, etc) have managed to boondoggle their way into building crap ships that just barely meet the mission requirement, but don't have the interoperability with the rest of the fleet.

On top of that, the stated mission of the LCS has changed, at least twice, during the development process.


Could they be saved?  Probably not.  Too many Senators are in the pockets of those defense contractors, and have no interest in actually fixing the problems with the system, so actually valid / good systems and ships can be deployed.

Between LCS and DDX 1000, the Navy's had a couple of black eyes on ship building...  Weapon systems, LaWS is working, and could be deployed on LCS, which would make it somewhat more useful.  But don't expect it to happen anytime soon.
 
2013-05-07 01:16:01 PM

utharda: Oh my god, aren't you just precious. To think someone with your genotype managed to get on the internet and register for fark. I tell you special education is a marvel it really is. Here's a quarter, why don't you run back to the group home and masterbate masturbate furiously what a great troll you are.


Really, if you're going to imply mental limitations in another poster, at least spell it right...
 
2013-05-07 01:24:41 PM
CipollinaFan: Let me guess the new design did not have enough bayonettes?

freewill: We have to keep up with the Infinitely Mighty Navy of the Glorious Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

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From the article: "Even in its surface warfare role, when all armaments are working as intended, the vessel "is only capable of neutralizing" small, fast-attack boats and it "remains vulnerable to ships" with anti-ship cruise missiles that can travel more than five miles (8 kilometers), according to the Perez report. Iran has 67 such vessels, according to a chart in the report.
 
2013-05-07 01:31:18 PM

Postweasel: At least it looks cool.


And THIS unfortunately is how the military buys stuff. Because it looks cool.

I remember seeing a PBS show on the competition to build the next generation fighter. One reason the Lockheed model F-35 was selected was because it looked cooler, and one of the decision makers said that airplanes that look cooler tend to perform better.

It was a head-slapping moment.
 
2013-05-07 02:32:26 PM
$37 billion for ships the Navy has no use for, but no money for air traffic controllers.

This is why we are in sequester.  This is why our government has such a huge debt.  This is why big government fails.

This is what Obamacare is gonna be like - billions at pet political causes that nobody wants, needs, or uses; but no money for critical medical procedures that many people will need daily.
 
2013-05-07 05:47:37 PM
SlothB77 [TotalFark]
2013-05-07 02:32:26 PM


$37 billion for ships the Navy has no use for, but no money for air traffic controllers.

This is why we are in sequester. This is why our government has such a huge debt. This is why big government fails.

This is what Obamacare is gonna be like - billions at pet political causes that nobody wants, needs, or uses; but no money for critical medical procedures that many people will need daily.

You need what the government tells you you need and will throw you to to the ground, stomp on your face, steal your child and threaten you with -real- assault rifles if you dare get a second opinion.

You
are
property.


Just the way democrats have always liked it.www.politifake.org
 
2013-05-07 06:28:13 PM
This thread is like deep fried stupidity on a stick.  Now I just need a big steaming mug of canard.  Hmmm delicous.
 
2013-05-07 09:29:51 PM

Clemkadidlefark: We already own the USS New Jersey, and it's the only thing that scared the shiat out of the crazies in Lebanon when it sat offshore and  shelled the hell out of them every day.
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Littoral means close to the shore. The USS Iowa can't get as close, but it'll sure as hell seem like it. And we own it.
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Big fan of walk softly and carry a Big Battleship. And throwing a 2,700 pound round at them at nearly 2,700 f/sec. From 9 guns. Who needs close?


Both of those ships have been permanently decommissioned and given the Museum Lobotomy, as have the rest of their class  Their roles have been taken over by Guided Missile Cruisers and the philosophy that one Tomahawk missile in the RIGHT place beats nine artillery shells just making shiat blow up...all over there.
 
2013-05-08 02:45:14 PM

Ishidan: Clemkadidlefark: We already own the USS New Jersey, and it's the only thing that scared the shiat out of the crazies in Lebanon when it sat offshore and  shelled the hell out of them every day.
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Littoral means close to the shore. The USS Iowa can't get as close, but it'll sure as hell seem like it. And we own it.
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Big fan of walk softly and carry a Big Battleship. And throwing a 2,700 pound round at them at nearly 2,700 f/sec. From 9 guns. Who needs close?

Both of those ships have been permanently decommissioned and given the Museum Lobotomy, as have the rest of their class  Their roles have been taken over by Guided Missile Cruisers and the philosophy that one Tomahawk missile in the RIGHT place beats nine artillery shells just making shiat blow up...all over there.


I understand.

But, there's nothing like a Mark 7 16" 50 Caliber. Never has been. Never will again. Fearsome weapon, just the damn sight of it.
 
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