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"Flying Piano" Costs Pentagon $1.5 Trillion

lhooten Wrote: Apr 30, 2012 11:01 AM
Too bad govt doesn't understand that sometimes a bad idea is Just A Bad Idea. As many times as mankind has tried to create the 'perfect' ANYTHING by cobbling together every possible advantage, you ALWAYS end up with a useless piece of junk. Park the F-35 alongside the XB-70 and have done with it.

The Pentagon is about to waste $1.5 trillion, 38% of entire defense budget for a "virtual flying piano". That may sound preposterous, and it is. Unfortunately, it is also true.

Foreign Policy Magazine discusses the sad saga of The Jet That Ate the Pentagon.

This month, we learned that the Pentagon has increased the price tag for the F-35 by another $289 million -- just the latest in a long string of cost increases -- and that the program is expected to account for a whopping 38 percent of Pentagon procurement for defense programs, assuming its cost will grow no...

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