Ken777
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GAO Blasts Military Spending

Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:25 am

95 major programs over budget by $295 Billion and most about 2 years late:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn.../AR2008033102789.html?hpid=topnews

A rather biting article for all branches, but bad timing to make it public in terms of the tanker.

Apologies if this is a dublicate.
 
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RE: GAO Blasts Military Spending

Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:34 am



Quoting Ken777 (Thread starter):
A rather biting article for all branches, but bad timing to make it public in terms of the tanker.

Look for Congressmen/women to start jumping in front of TV cameras all over the country, "exposing these wasteful projects, and threating to begin congressional Investigations/Hearings".

good by KC-45.

good by LCS

good by F-22

good by MV-22

good by bullets....................................
 
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RE: GAO Blasts Military Spending

Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:14 pm

Lets hope they do something about it.

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):
good by KC-45.

So whats wrong with that? Less expensive, less risky home grown alternatives that are good enough.

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):
good by LCS

A mess if ever there was one and it deserves to die. Come back with something without the 50 knot requirement and you may get something useful and affordable. Come now we are not talking capital ships here.

I would not worry about the last three. In fact F-22 and MV-22 are pretty much already developed. It will be far less expensive to keep buying them than to kill them and start over again.

How about this one. Kill the F-35A and F-35B. Fund more F-22s and fund all F-35Cs. The B model has a limited market/need and is what drives up cost and constrains the design and the A model is redundant. You may as well get one with a bigger wing, more range and more potential (external) payload.

For now, drop the new tanker acquisition and fund KC-135 rebuilds. Fully fund/revive CRAF, buy more C-17s.

The list could go on and on.

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