Thursday, May 12, 2022

Maybe The Next One 

The US Navy wants to scrap new ships that don't work, some with less than three years in service.  The ships were designed to handle multiple roles but turned out to handle none of them well.  It is a PR headache for the service, which must admit it built them wrong and has lemons on its hands.  It is also an indictment of the procurement system.  There are too many hands in the design and building of vessels and manufacturers are happy to oblige the demands.  After all, it's only money and there is plenty of that in the Federal trough.  Or, so they would think.  The Navy's excuse for retiring the ships is that it would save hundreds of millions a year, but that ignores the billions it cost to build them.  Any way one looks at it, it's a black eye.  


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