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trof

(54,269 posts)
Mon Nov 7, 2016, 06:57 PM Nov 2016

The Navy can't fire its awesome new gun.

The rounds cost nearly $1 million each.

"The 155mm round is "the most accurate and longest-range guided projectile" in Navy history, according to Lockheed Martin. It's also one of the most expensive, with the price of each round costing roughly $800,000 to $1 million, for a total cost of around $2 billion if the service purchased its planned buy of 2,000 rounds, Sam LaGrone of USNI reported."
http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/the-navy-cant-fire-its-awesome-new-gun-because-the-rounds-cost-nearly-dollar1-million-each/ar-AAk0XQS?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp

We must stop this madness.

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The Navy can't fire its awesome new gun. (Original Post) trof Nov 2016 OP
This is why we can't have nice things gratuitous Nov 2016 #1
Yep. It's insane. trof Nov 2016 #3
What's really funny is, you cant give ten cents to NASA to exlore the Universe without Warren DeMontague Nov 2016 #10
This message was self-deleted by its author NightWatcher Nov 2016 #13
It's a light cruiser round! sofa king Nov 2016 #19
The F-35 was another Lockheed product. lpbk2713 Nov 2016 #20
Finally, we reach a point where the enormous cost of making money for the wealthy Rex Nov 2016 #21
And the reason we're not firing Excalibur rounds from this gun...is? jmowreader Nov 2016 #23
Wouldn't it be nice if the Air Force had a bake sale..... Delmette Nov 2016 #24
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gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
1. This is why we can't have nice things
Mon Nov 7, 2016, 07:09 PM
Nov 2016

We can't take care of our citizens when they get sick. We can't have good schools with well-paid, motivated professional teachers. We can't maintain our road systems. We can't staff the DMV so that renewing your license isn't an all-day ordeal. And about a kajllion other things, because we need to buy million-dollar projectiles to blast people to Kingdom Come.

Warren DeMontague

(80,708 posts)
10. What's really funny is, you cant give ten cents to NASA to exlore the Universe without
Mon Nov 7, 2016, 08:24 PM
Nov 2016

Some "Progressives" complaining.

But this shit goes on all the time.

Response to trof (Original post)

sofa king

(10,857 posts)
19. It's a light cruiser round!
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 12:15 AM
Nov 2016

It's a six-inch shell with a built-in rocket, a pea-shooter in naval terms. It's only two inches bigger than an Abrams tank's round.

 

Rex

(65,616 posts)
21. Finally, we reach a point where the enormous cost of making money for the wealthy
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 12:53 AM
Nov 2016

invented a ship they didn't need with shells that will cost trillions if we ever go to war. War is profitable, people seem to forget.

jmowreader

(50,824 posts)
23. And the reason we're not firing Excalibur rounds from this gun...is?
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 01:21 AM
Nov 2016

Or, for that matter, just firing good old-fashioned $200 howitzer shells with under-$10,000 GPS-guided fuzes.

Delmette

(522 posts)
24. Wouldn't it be nice if the Air Force had a bake sale.....
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 01:44 AM
Nov 2016

to pay for their new planes and schools had all the funding they needed.

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