The U.S. Air Force's secret program to develop as many as 100 next-generation bombers that can stealthily strike any target in the world has some experts calling the $550 million per plane price tag laughable.
BTW:Laughable is not merely reserved for the surreal budget this program is proposing but also applies to the Pentagon overall as well as the entire administration and its tragic mendaciously laughable historical legacy.
posted on 03/03/2015 3:43:50 PM PST
The B-2 bomber was $1bn each, and that was 25 years ago wasn’t it? So isn’t $550 million for a new bomber a good deal?
posted on 03/03/2015 3:47:25 PM PST
(You can ignore reality, but reality won't ignore you.)
I think war is coming. So whatever they are going to do, they’d better get on with it.
posted on 03/03/2015 3:47:26 PM PST
Money would be better spent on Cruise missile type drone and smaller surface cruising part sub part ship to carry them, and anti-satellite satellites. The next major war will require air superiority of a different sort, something more like orbital range superiority.
posted on 03/03/2015 3:56:10 PM PST
(You get what you can take and you keep what you can defend.)
Next: the Navy says new Battleship to cost a trillion. Film at 12.
posted on 03/03/2015 3:56:20 PM PST
by Vermont Lt
(When you are inclined to to buy storage boxes, but contractor bags instead.)
Laughable - I prefer the word Risible. Sounds more educated or something. You know, like erudite.
posted on 03/03/2015 3:57:51 PM PST
The cost to develop is the same whether they build one or a thousand.
The cost per plane is the price to build each copy plus a portion of the development cost (development cost divided by number produced).
The more they build, the cheaper they are per unit.
posted on 03/03/2015 4:09:05 PM PST
by Fresh Wind
posted on 03/03/2015 4:25:45 PM PST
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Instead of giving the 0bama handout to the illegal alien invaders, let's invest that money in some Strategic Deterrence!
posted on 03/03/2015 5:24:24 PM PST
by The Sons of Liberty
(Some say I hate 0bama; "HATE" is a strong word, but in this case NOT STRONG ENOUGH!!)
Just build more Warhogs and tank busting bombs. That’s sufficient for taking out ISIS.
posted on 03/03/2015 5:52:03 PM PST
"Hagel noted that the 20 planes in the B-2 fleet all based at Whiteman are operating on 25-year-old technology. The other nuclear-capable plane in the bomber fleet, the venerable B-52, is even older."
What about the B-1B?
posted on 03/03/2015 6:04:01 PM PST
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The cost was creating gender specific bathrooms on board each aircraft for all of the new genders they made up.
posted on 03/03/2015 6:24:01 PM PST
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