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    Re: US Navy and Naval Aircraft: News

    Post  GarryB on Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:45 am

    Btw do Russians use sea-rams ?

    Why would they use inferior US missiles?

    Russian and Soviet ships have used the naval equivalent of OSA and TOR and Pantsir in the past.

    For the future they have guided 57mm cannon shells in development for dealing with incoming threats, and they also have a unified service missile called 9M100 which will use IIR guidance in a short range missile for the airforce, army and navy.


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    Re: US Navy and Naval Aircraft: News

    Post  George1 on Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:16 pm

    US Navy Launching New Littoral Combat Ship ‘Little Rock’

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20150718/1024773833.html#ixzz3gGQqsZFb


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    Post  Book. on Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:45 am

    SM-2 missile explodes, damaging Navy destroyer
    By: David Larter, Staff writer 5:40 p.m. EDT July 22, 2015

    A missile exploded as it was being fired from the destroyer The Sullivans in a Saturday exercise, damaging the the side of the ship but not injuring any crewmembers, according to Naval Sea Systems Command.

    The Standard Missile-2, fired from the aft missile deck, caused some damage to the port side of the ship, according to a NAVSEA statement. The warhead fitted to the malfunctioning missile was not activated at the time of launch.

    "On July 18 at approximately 9 a.m. a Standard Missile-2 test missile exploded after suffering a malfunction as it was fired from the guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans during a planned missile exercise off the coast of Virginia," NAVSEA said. "There were no injuries and only minor damage to the port side of the ship resulting from missile debris."

    NAVSEA, which is responsible for building and maintaining ships and systems for the Navy, has launched an investigation into the incident. The misfire was first reported by USNI News, which obtained images of of the explosion.

    "An investigation into the malfunction has been ordered and is being conducted by the Navy's Program Executive Office for Integrated Warfare Systems, which is part of Naval Sea Systems Command," NAVSEA said. "It is too early to determine what, if any, effect this will have on the ship's schedule."

    NAVSEA spokesman Chris Johnson said The Sullivans crew responded, and quickly extinguished, the fire on deck.

    http://www.navytimes.com/story/breaking-news/2015/07/22/sullivans-missile-explosion-sm2--sullivans-navy-destroyer/30530395/



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    Re: US Navy and Naval Aircraft: News

    Post  Mike E on Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:30 am

    Book. wrote:SM 2 go boom!
    lol! Superior American technology in action!
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    Re: US Navy and Naval Aircraft: News

    Post  George1 on Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:55 am

    US Navy to Commission Newest ‘Fast Attack’ Submarine

    Pentagon will unleash its latest next-generation stealth attack submarine during a ceremony this weekend.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US Department of Defense will unleash its latest next-generation stealth attack submarine during a ceremony this weekend, the US Navy said in a press release.

    “The Navy will commission its newest fast attack submarine, the future USS John Warner… Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at Naval Station Norfolk [Virginia],” the release said on Wednesday.

    Warner is a next-generation submarine that showcases stealth, surveillance and special warfare capabilities to operate across multiple types of missions, the release explained.

    The Virginia-class submarines can hit targets ashore with precision and can conduct surveillance of land or sea-based forces, according to the release.

    The vessel is also equipped, the release noted, for anti-submarine and anti-ship warfare, minefield mapping and delivery of US Special Forces.

    US Virginia-class submarines weigh 7,800 tons and are 377 feet long. They are built with a reactor plant that will not require refuelling during the ship’s projected 33-year lifespan in order to reduce lifecycle costs, the release added.

    The submarine is named after US Senator John Warner who served the United States as a Marine, sailor and the 61st Secretary of the Navy from 1972 to 1974, the release said.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20150730/1025199005.html#ixzz3hMo2rvLw


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    Re: US Navy and Naval Aircraft: News

    Post  max steel on Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:35 pm

    George1 wrote:US Navy to Commission Newest ‘Fast Attack’ Submarine

    Pentagon will unleash its latest next-generation stealth attack submarine during a ceremony this weekend.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US Department of Defense will unleash its latest next-generation stealth attack submarine during a ceremony this weekend, the US Navy said in a press release.

    “The Navy will commission its newest fast attack submarine, the future USS John Warner… Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at Naval Station Norfolk [Virginia],” the release said on Wednesday.

    Warner is a next-generation submarine that showcases stealth, surveillance and special warfare capabilities to operate across multiple types of missions, the release explained.

    The Virginia-class submarines can hit targets ashore with precision and can conduct surveillance of land or sea-based forces, according to the release.

    The vessel is also equipped, the release noted, for anti-submarine and anti-ship warfare, minefield mapping and delivery of US Special Forces.

    US Virginia-class submarines weigh 7,800 tons and are 377 feet long. They are built with a reactor plant that will not require refuelling during the ship’s projected 33-year lifespan in order to reduce lifecycle costs, the release added.

    The submarine is named after US Senator John Warner who served the United States as a Marine, sailor and the 61st Secretary of the Navy from 1972 to 1974, the release said.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20150730/1025199005.html#ixzz3hMo2rvLw

    So its a mulyi purpose sub not 5th gen sub ? I have noticed usa dont receal much about their submarines.

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    Re: US Navy and Naval Aircraft: News

    Post  JohninMK on Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:33 am

    Oooops, faulty welding, how could that happen with strict, best in the world, US military QC?

    WASHINGTON — The US Navy has restricted the operations of its three newest submarines — including one placed in commission just last Saturday — pending inspections and repairs to a key steam plant component.

    At issue are problems found with elbows in 10-inch pipes that funnel steam from the reactor plant to the propulsion turbines. Elbows are installed in piping to get around corners and other obstructions.

    The problems, said a senior Navy official, were detected earlier this year, prompting a civil investigative demand leading to an investigation begun in April. A fleet message restricting operations of the three submarines was sent Aug. 5, and congressional authorities were notified the same day.


    Much more of this saga at http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/naval/submarines/2015/08/05/submarine-virginia-class-nuclear-shipbuilding-electric-boat-newport-news-huntington-ingalls-naval-sea-systems-command-navsea-john-warner-minnesota-north-dakota-reactor-nuflo/31188575/
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    Re: US Navy and Naval Aircraft: News

    Post  Militarov on Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:10 am

    "Military officials say a A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter belonging to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, Marine Aircraft Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing made a hard landing during Helicopter Ropes Suspension Techniques (HRST) training in a landing zone at Stone Bay, a Camp Lejeune satellite training area. HRST training provides Marines with the ability to conduct helicopter insertions and extractions where helicopter landings are impractical. About twenty Marines were participating in the training, which requires them to exit the back of the aircraft via a suspended rope while the helicopter hovers above a landing zone.

    It happened around 9 p.m.

    Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune (NHCL) says one Marine was transferred there via air MEDEVAC and was pronounced dead at the hospital. Of the injured Marines, two are in stable condition while the other nine have were discharged. Initially, seven Marines were treated at NHCL; six were evaluated and released while one remains at the hospital in stable condition. Additionally, one Marine is in stable condition after being transferred to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, N.C. and is awaiting a minor procedure.

    “The loss of a Marine or Sailor affects us all. My heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of our deceased Marine,” said Maj. Gen. William Beydler, commanding general of II Marine Expeditionary Force. “While accidents like this are disturbing to the members of our Corps, we remain resilient and faithful to one another as we respond to this tragedy.”

    The name of the deceased Marine has not been released, pending notification of next of kin."
    Source: wnct.com
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    Re: US Navy and Naval Aircraft: News

    Post  George1 on Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:43 am

    US Navy Successfully Fires Tactical Missile From Littoral Combat Ship

    The SeaRAM anti-ship defense system defends navies against anti-ship cruise missiles.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US littoral combat ship USS Coronado has successfully fired a tactical missile from an anti-ship defense system off the coast of California, US defense contractor Raytheon said in a press release on Thursday.

    “For the first time, the US Navy successfully fired a tactical missile from a SeaRAM launcher on an Independence variant littoral combat ship,” the press release read.

    SeaRAM anti-ship defense system, produced by Raytheon, defends navies against anti-ship cruise missiles, according to the release.

    "This test success marks a major milestone toward full operation and employment of the SeaRAM system on US Navy ships," Raytheon Missile Systems Naval Area and Mission Defense product line vice president, Rick Nelson, said.

    SeaRAM system uses advanced close-in weapon sensors for defense against anti-ship missiles and replaces a small infrared homing surface-to-air missile previously used by the US Navy, according to the release.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20150917/1027142977.html#ixzz3m2RnQy5h


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    Post  max steel on Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:28 pm

    Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, and the U.S. Navy successfully launched and scored a hit against the Mobile Ship Target during Block 1 upgrade test firings of the AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) at the Point Mugu Sea Range on Aug. 18, 2015.


    The AARGM shot was launched from a U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet in a scenario designed to test the missile’s capabilities against mobile ship targets employing advanced tactics.

    “The block upgrade testing demonstrated that the hardware, software and aircraft systems all worked together resulting in the successful live fire of the weapon,” said Bill Kasting, Vice President and General Manager of Orbital ATK’s Defense Electronic Systems division of the Defense System’s Group. “We look forward to rolling out these upgrades throughout the fleet, upon the successful completion of follow-on operational testing.”

    “This first Block 1 live fire test demonstrated the weapon’s effectiveness against a moving ship,” said Gordon Turner, Vice President Strike Weapons. “This is the first live-fire test in a series of live-fire and captive-carry events that will assess the missile’s software modifications made to deliver new capabilities to the warfighter

    The AARGM shot was launched from a U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet in a scenario designed to test the missile’s capabilities against mobile ship targets employing advanced tactics. The AARGM utilized its advanced anti-radiation homing sensor and millimeter wave radar to successfully detect, identify, locate and engage the moving maritime target.

    Orbital ATK participated in the missile firing as a member of the U.S. Navy's Integrated Product Team, led by the Direct and Time Sensitive Strike Program Office. Team members from the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division - China Lake led the AARGM Block 1 Upgrade test. Additional test team members included Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division – Point Mugu, Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Three One, and the Naval Air Systems Command.

    AARGM is a supersonic, air-launched tactical missile system, upgrading legacy AGM-88 HARM systems with advanced capability to perform Destruction of Enemy Air Defense missions. AARGM provides the most advanced system for pilots, with in-cockpit, real-time electronic order of battle situational awareness against today’s modern surface-to-air threats. It is able to rapidly engage traditional and non-traditional advanced land- and sea-based air-defense threats, as well as striking, time-sensitive targets.

    AARGM is currently deployed with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. AARGM achieved Initial Operational Capability in July 2012 and was approved by the Navy for Full Rate Production in September 2012.

    AARGM is a U.S. Navy and Italian Air Force international cooperative major acquisition program with the U.S. Navy as the executive agent. AARGM is currently deployed and supporting operational requirements for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. The missile is integrated into the weapons system on the F/A-18C/D Hornet, FA-18E/F Super Hornet and E/A-18G Growler aircraft. AARGM is anticipated to achieve Initial Operational Capability on the Italian Air Force’s Tornado ECR aircraft in 2017.




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    Re: US Navy and Naval Aircraft: News

    Post  max steel on Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:56 pm

    US Navy Orders $160Mln of Phalanx Anti-Missile Machine Guns for Ships

    Why are they even using useless Phalanx anyways ?
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    Re: US Navy and Naval Aircraft: News

    Post  AlfaT8 on Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:37 pm

    max steel wrote:US Navy Orders $160Mln of Phalanx Anti-Missile Machine Guns for Ships

    Why are they even using useless Phalanx anyways ?

    Better something then nothing, i guess. Rolling Eyes
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    Re: US Navy and Naval Aircraft: News

    Post  max steel on Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:33 pm

    STRATCOM CO: Next Air Force ICBM, Navy Sub Launched Ballistic Missile Could Have More in Common


    The U.S. Air Force and Navy are working to include more commonality in their next batch of nuclear tipped ballistic missiles, the head of U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM) told reporters on Thursday.
    “In terms of commonality, I have signed a letter along with [USN acquisition executive] Sean Stackley and [USAF acquisition executive] William LaPlante such that we do look at a common approach where we can associate with a future missile,” Adm Cecil Haney said, according to a report in Jane’s Defence Weekly.

    Currently the Air Force fields the 1970s era LGM-30 Minute Man III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and is working toward extending the life of the standing force of 400 missiles into the 2030s. The Navy’s UGM-133A Trident II D5 were first fielded in the 1990s and will carry over to the Ohio-class Replacement Program nuclear ballistic missile submarine that will start construction in the 2020s.

    “The Air Force is also modernizing the Minuteman missiles, replacing and upgrading their rocket motors, guidance systems, and other components, so that they can remain in the force through 2030,” read a March Congressional Research Service report.
    “It is conducting studies and analysis on its plans to replace the missiles after 2030.”

    The Minuteman III replacement — the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent program — is undergoing an analysis of alternatives (AoA) ahead of a request for proposal that could be released to industry as early as this year, Haney said.

    In tandem with the AoA, the Air Force and Navy are looking at commonality in the warhead as well as the unspecified components for the future strategic deterrent missiles.

    A refresh of the Cold War-era nuclear forces has been an ongoing and expensive line item in the U.S. defense spending planning. Esitmates say the effort to aqdquetly modernize the nuclear deterrent triad of bombers, nuclear submarines and ICBMs could cost up to $1 trillion into the 2040s, according to a Congressional Budget Office estimate.


    So US analyzing about new ICBM . unshaven
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    Post  Militarov on Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:58 pm

    "The U.S. Navy plans to send a ship to within 12 nautical miles of disputed islands in the South China Sea, a U.S. official confirmed to Fox News -- in an apparent challenge to Beijing's territorial claims.

    Reuters first reported that the Navy planned within 24 hours to send a destroyer near the Spratly Islands, an archipelago that China aggressively has laid claim to by building airstrips and other features on top of reefs. Reuters reported that the ship probably would be joined by a surveillance plane. U.S. military officials were angry over the leak, but one official reluctantly confirmed the plans. Officials said the USS Lassen, a Navy destroyer, would be the closest ship in position to carry out the operation. Asked for comment at Monday's briefing, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest would not confirm any operational decisions. But he stressed that ensuring freedom of navigation is critically important to a global economy -- and said that is the principle that's at stake.



    The dispute over the strategic waterways of the South China Sea has intensified over the last year, pitting a rising China against its smaller and militarily weaker neighbors who all lay claim to territory mostly in the Spratly and the Paracel islands. The area is one of the world's busiest shipping routes, rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves. Satellite images taken in early September purportedly showed construction of a third Chinese airstrip in the South China Sea, which would be of particular concern to the Philippines. The matter of the artificial islands, along with cybersecurity concerns, was a top agenda item when Chinese President Xi Jinping met with President Obama last month on a state visit at the White House. "


    And Americans are obsessed with acroynme "OPSEC" so much, meanwhile they cant keep secret on first sight of journalists.

    Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/10/26/us-navy-to-send-warship-near-disputed-islands-claimed-by-china/
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    Re: US Navy and Naval Aircraft: News

    Post  max steel on Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:39 pm

    Like US isn't doing it  Rolling Eyes


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    Post  George1 on Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:04 pm

    The first flight of the helicopter CH-53K



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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:40 pm

    George1 wrote:The first flight of the helicopter CH-53K


    The first flight of the gold-plated white elephant, aka the CH-53K, the most expensive helicopter ever created at a insane average cost of +$100 million!!! Shocked Some congressman on Capital Hill is getting kickbacks!
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    US Navy Plans To Deploy A Submarine Drone Squadron By 2020

    Post  max steel on Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:49 pm

    US Navy Plans To Deploy A Submarine Drone Squadron By 2020

    Someone is playing catch up games Wink




    The highly autonomous underwater vehicles could be sent to scout ahead of attack submarines, or to guard valuable undersea targets.

    The U.S. Navy plans to deploy a squadron of underwater drones within the next four years, including the Large Displacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicle, or LDUUV, a 10-foot, highly autonomous, and very, very yellow subdrone, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said today.

    It’s not yet clear just what missions will be performed by the LDUUV, which resembles a giant robot canary fish crossed with a sausage. Some Navy watchers expect it to boost attack submarines’ intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, but officials with the Office of Naval Research pushed back against such speculation. “Right now, it’s just an empty platform with some innovative power production things that will help increase its endurance,” one official said.

    Mabus made the announcement at Tuesday’s AUVSI Unmanned Systems Defense 2015 conference, the day after the New York Times reported on Pentagon concerns about Russian submarine movements near critical undersea data cables.

    Rear Adm. Mat Winter, the chief of U.S. Naval Research, unveiled the giant yellow submersible in April at the Navy League’s Sea, Air, Space expo. At the time, Winter underscored the Navy’s need for an unmanned, underwater vehicle will be able to deploy for weeks, months, and years.

    “I am continuously amazed with the underwater breakthrough technologies in power, power generation, and navigation and sense and avoid,” Winter said. “When people say, ‘I can’t see that happening. There’s no way that can be,’ I say, ‘Excellent! Put that on ONR’s list.’”

    Looks like the Navy has done just that. The ONR official said that Mabus’s announcement came as a “surprise,” but that it was something that they “had been working toward.”

    Mabus said the LDUUV would help the Navy develop “increased subsurface endurance and autonomy” — read that to mean subdrones that can operate with minimal human intervention close to vital areas and targets. The LDUUV currently has an undersea endurance of 30 days but the eventual goal is to stretch that to years. (Original builder specifications can be found here.)

    “These systems are affordable and rapidly deployable worldwide. They’ve already been operational and served as critical enablers and game-changers for mine-hunting missions, such as those that will be conducted aboard [littoral combat ship]. We plan to deploy LDUUV from an exclusively UUV squadron on an independent mission by 2020,” the secretary said.

    Next spring, the LDUUV is scheduled to demonstrate its open-ocean navigation abilities by sailing from San Francisco to San Diego.


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    Post  max steel on Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:00 pm

    US Navy Buys 136,000 New Sonobuoys to Track Submarines around the world

    6,000AN/SSQ-36 sonobuoys; 95,000 AN/SSQ-53 sonobuoys; 15,500 AN/SSQ-62 sonobuoys; 10,000 AN/SSQ-101 sonobuoys; and 10,000 AN/SSQ-125 sonobuoys Mad
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    Re: US Navy and Naval Aircraft: News

    Post  Militarov on Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:07 pm

    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    George1 wrote:The first flight of the helicopter CH-53K


    The first flight of the gold-plated white elephant, aka the CH-53K, the most expensive helicopter ever created at a insane average cost of +$100 million!!! Shocked  Some congressman on Capital Hill is getting kickbacks!

    Worst part is that it was based on already existing CH53E, i cant imagine Research and develop cost if they were making it from 0. Actually, by last count it will be 130million per piece included RnD.
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    Post  max steel on Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:09 pm

    US Navy to Train Recruits in Celestial Navigation Amid Cyber War Threats

    An alternative to GPS has been always recommended by the government, and for the US Army, compasses — a ground analogue of the sextant, so to speak — have never left service. But the Navy somehow ignored these recommendations.

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    Re: US Navy and Naval Aircraft: News

    Post  Werewolf on Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:18 pm

    max steel wrote:US Navy to Train Recruits in Celestial Navigation Amid Cyber War Threats

    An alternative to GPS has been always recommended by the government, and for the US Army, compasses — a ground analogue of the sextant, so to speak — have never left service. But the Navy somehow ignored these recommendations.


    Sikorsky purchased by Lockheed Martin.

    New Helicopter CH-53K that costs 100 mln. USD.

    Coincidence? I think not!
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    Post  Militarov on Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:19 pm

    Werewolf wrote:
    max steel wrote:US Navy to Train Recruits in Celestial Navigation Amid Cyber War Threats

    An alternative to GPS has been always recommended by the government, and for the US Army, compasses — a ground analogue of the sextant, so to speak — have never left service. But the Navy somehow ignored these recommendations.


    Sikorsky purchased by Lockheed Martin.

    New Helicopter CH-53K that costs 100 mln. USD.

    Coincidence? I think not!

    Worse, 130mil per piece included RnD.... it costs like two F16 Block 60 basically.
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    Re: US Navy and Naval Aircraft: News

    Post  max steel on Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:20 pm

    What do you mean?
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    Re: US Navy and Naval Aircraft: News

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:20 pm

    Militarov wrote:
    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    George1 wrote:The first flight of the helicopter CH-53K


    The first flight of the gold-plated white elephant, aka the CH-53K, the most expensive helicopter ever created at a insane average cost of +$100 million!!! Shocked  Some congressman on Capital Hill is getting kickbacks!

    Worst part is that it was based on already existing CH53E, i cant imagine Research and develop cost if they were making it from 0. Actually, by last count it will be 130million per piece included RnD.

    ...And the CH-53K's capabilities are inferior to the Mi-26 in most categories (all the important ones), a helicopter (Mi-26) which was designed in the 1970's, while simultaneously being 5-6x times the cost of the Mi-26. That means you can get '6' superior heavy-lift helicopters (Mi-26) for every '1' CH-53K! MIC-funding corruption is running amok in the United States!!!

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