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Fri May 10, 2013, 09:06 AM

The Single Most Expensive Piece Of Military Equipment Ever Has Reached A Massive Milestone

http://www.businessinsider.com/uss-gerald-r-ford-huntington-ingalls-2013-4?op=1



The Single Most Expensive Piece Of Military Equipment Ever Has Reached A Massive Milestone
Robert Johnson | Apr. 18, 2013, 12:02 PM

The lead ship in a new class of carriers, the USS Gerald R. Ford, is the most expensive piece of military equipment ever created. And it now has a perfectly-laid flight deck that could one day see 6th generation fighters screeching across its surface.

The Ford will run about $11.5 billion, with three ships costing about $40.2 billion.

Even given these generous estimates, the Navy figures that the USS Gerald R. Ford could cost as much as $1.1 billion more than planned, making it far and away the service's most expensive warship.

Bloomberg reported the Ford's rising costs in August, when planners understood their worst-case assessment would put the carrier at about 21 percent over its target cost (via Hampton Roads).



unhappycamper comment: "The Ford will run about $11.5 billion, with three ships costing about $40.2 billion."

This camper bets that the USS Gerald R Ford will consume the better part of $40.2 billion dollars. Psst - the price of this one went over $13 billion within the last week.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2013, 09:09 AM

1. Funny, I don't feel safer.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Fri May 10, 2013, 09:22 AM

2. +1 n/t

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2013, 09:24 AM

3. Tell me again that the government doesn't create jobs

That meme is only trotted out when we try to stimulate the economy that the 99% live in. Big Mil, Big Oil, Big Banks all gorge at the gov't trough, but no scraps for the working folks.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2013, 09:25 AM

4. For 40 billion

They could build 400 commercial ships that would pay for themselves and show the Flag in a lot more places at the same time.

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Fri May 10, 2013, 11:19 AM

5. Or build a social safety net that really works,

Move away from fossil fuels, really and truly educate the kids, provide free university to post-grad levels, and clean up some of the mess that the military and big business have left behind.

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