|The Joint Chiefs of Staff at their regular monthly meeting|
The U.S. Navy is a Joke
15 years to build ONE aircraft carrier
Trump commissions a worthless ship
- 15 fucking years!!!!! America's part in World War II only lasted 3 and 1/2 years!!! And we spend 15 years building one ship.
- Construction began on the USS Gerald Ford August, 2005. The projected date (who knows the real date) for the Ford to be deployed is 2020.
(Popular Mechanics) - The problem is that supercarriers are growing unaffordable. The only supercarrier built in the last decade, USS Gerald R. Ford, is two years behind schedule, cost nearly $13 billion, was 22 percent over budget, and incurred $4.7 billion in research and development costs. While the next carrier, John F. Kennedy won't incur as much in R&D costs, the Navy's own estimate pegs it at $11.4 billion with the General Accounting Office saying that number will likely be exceeded.
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Primitive World War II technology sunk carriers.
Just imagine the effect of modern missile technology.
|USS Gerald Ford|
$13 Billion in Scrap Metal
Spending billions on World War II technology.
Congress spends insane amounts of money to fund boondoggle spending projects like the USS Gerald Ford. The price tag for the USS Gerald Ford is now at $13 billion, it is 22% over budget. The fact of the matter is modern technology can sink it in minutes..
Basically the modern surface navy is dead. Surface ships are billion dollar expensive targets for cheap missiles. Undersea craft are the only ships that have a level of protection from missiles.
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