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dead in the water

Funny how this fiasco happened on Obango’s watch.

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Gerald Ford Still Not Ready For Prime Time

No, not the former President. The new aircraft carrier. Biggest one ever made. And sadly, this news does NOT come from Chevy Chase Maryland

$13.8 BILLION Boat Can’t Do It’s Basic Job

The $13-billion USS Gerald R. Ford is already two years behind schedule, and the U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier is facing more delays after the Pentagon’s top weapons tester concluded the ship is still not ready for combat despite expectations it would be delivered to the fleet this September.
According to a June 28 memo obtained by CNN, Michael Gilmore, the Defense Department’s director of operational test and evaluation, said the most expensive warship in history continues to struggle launching and recovering aircraft, moving onboard munitions, conducting air traffic control and with ship self-defense.

“These four systems affect major areas of flight operations,” Gilmore wrote in his report to Pentagon and Navy weapons buyers Frank Kendall and Sean Stackley. “Unless these issues are resolved ... they will significantly limit CVN-78’s ability to conduct combat operations.”
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Fixing these problems would likely require redesigning the carrier’s aircraft launch and recovery systems, according to Gilmore, a process that could result in another delay for a ship that was expected to join the fleet in September 2014.
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Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, slammed the latest delay as “unacceptable” and “entirely avoidable” in a statement earlier this month.
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“After more than $2.3 billion in cost overruns have increased its cost to nearly $13 billion, the taxpayers deserve to know when CVN-78 will actually be delivered, how much developmental risk remains in the program, if cost overruns will continue, and who is being held accountable,” he added.

Horry Clap. It can’t launch or land planes, it can’t arm them for missions, it can’t control their flight patterns around the ship, and it can’t fight the ship when attacked. Crivens!! In other words, it’s a defenseless, worthless steel box in the water, filled with flippantly spent dollars.

Yeah, but the new one uses new technology, the first solid technical updates in 40 years. Of course, they’ve had 40 years to develop all that crap, and test it all in isolation, right? Right?? No???


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/25/2016 at 10:02 PM   
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