Thursday, June 22, 2017

CH-53K Propaganda (vid) from Lockheed/Sikorsky

They've also come up with a new website (at least new to me) that you can check out here.

What I marvel at is Pentagon economics.  Supposedly by speeding up testing they can push down the price from a current 138 odd million dollar a piece air frame to a quoted in an earlier Flightglobal article (on this blog) of around 85 million dollars.

How the hell does that happen?

The reality is more stark for people concerned with America's defense though (I should say our overseas commitments).  When you think defense spending then you should point toward healthcare.

If the Democrats and an astonishingly large number of the American people don't get full on, govt paid health care (I find it amazing because you will be inviting big brother into your health records...and trust me...big brother will use that as a means to compile information) then you can stick a fork in increased defense spending.  I've said that we're looking at a hollow force RIGHT NOW, and I don't see any slowdown in deployments meaning we're trashing equipment on questionable deployment/exercises.

Either we wreck the economy beyond repair by trying to fund both or something has to give.  The give will be defense spending.

You heard it here first.

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