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Navy Planes can't fly

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    Posted: 06 Feb 2017 at 6:20am
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It boils down to funding availability. I have a friend that bought and makes large payments on a Corvette. He never gets it serviced because he doesn't currently have the money. Doesn't make sense to me, but apparently it does to him.
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Lack of funds, indeed!!!  Our military has been "contained and degraded" to the extent that their effectiveness has fallen to pre-WWII levels.  Not only is the USA unable to  respond to threats in 2 theaters simultaneously there is some doubt that they could respond to a single major threat that a country such as China could pose.  Those of us who are intellectually honest know whom to blame for the abysmal state of our military, but, since politics are verboten, I will stop at this point.  

Originally posted by Defense News Defense News wrote:

Overhauls – “availabilities” in Navy parlance – are being cancelled or deferred, and when ships do come in they need longer to refit. Every carrier overall for at least three years has run long, and some submarines are out of service for prolonged periods, as much as four years or more. One submarine, the Boise, has lost its diving certification and can’t operate pending shipyard work, and leaders claim that if more money doesn’t become available five more will be in the same state by the end of this year.

The Navy can’t get money to move around service members and their families to change assignments, and about $440 million is needed to pay sailors. And the service claims 15 percent of its shore facilities are in failed condition – awaiting repair, replacement or demolition.



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Sounds like the old USSR
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I've read, either here or on that other BBS, that VA class boats are requiring much more yard time for maintenance than the LA class.

Anybody wanna verify or deny this, or we should just forget that we read it.

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