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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. [View all]

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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