The whole Pentagon procurement process and weapon system evaluation programs are based on the availability of political dog and pony shows for constituents to believe they are getting or keeping ‘jobs’ in their states. There really aren’t any wars we need to fight right now. Just corporate sponsorships and date code turnover for stockpiles. Gotta keep coming up with new ways to blow shit up so we can get the fresh stuff. Americans want Jetskis, not warships. Buy a few thousand of those and hand some crazy kids a bunch of 50 cals and some C4 and send them out to patrol the beaches. Oh, wait…that’s what Iran does.
500 million dollars. For a boat. With a bad transmission. Built by a bunch of drunken Yoopers.
Think about it.