Sources: Defense News, Lockheed Martin
quote: It seems like a bass-ackwards way of running a free market. It's like if Ford told me I'd have to pay $100,000 for a Ford Festiva because they didn't sell as many as they wanted last year.I realize that's not exactly how military procurement contracts work, but... maybe it's how they SHOULD work. How many units they sell is their problem. Set a price, and that's what the US taxpayer (via the DoD) pays, no more.
quote: In the event of an emergency, the shells can have all its parts quickly reassembled if it ever had to be called back into service.
quote: We didn't win the first two years of either campaign because we were behind the power curve.
quote: As for the idiocy of worrying about China invading or some such nonsense.
quote: if you're the good guy, why do you have so many enemies?
quote: China can just place some long range missiles in some friendly south american or carribbean country and that will sweat some american balls.