Mike Fredenburg, a La Mesa resident, continues to make a name for himself as he writes detailed analysis on military technology and defense matters with an emphasis on defense reform. Fredenburg has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Production Operations Management. The following was published today in Epoch Times…
Wasted Billions of Taxpayers’ Dollars Has Resulted in a Weaker, Less Lethal Navy
The U.S. Navy’s eagerness for new ship designs driving lucrative contracts for new ship constructions has largely produced poor results and wasted money.
On Aug. 14, 2023, the $460 million littoral combat ship Sioux City, after less than five years in service, was decommissioned. That the Navy is retiring ships that were supposed to serve for a minimum of 25 years in just five years is frustrating. That the Navy dumped another $4 million to $5 million into the ship to fix its combining gear just a few months before decommissioning the ship is maddening. But this kind of waste isn’t uncommon.
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