$55.2 million. Plus the Navy will be responsible for the damage...
just as any aircraft owner, private, corporate, or governmental would be responsible for the damage of whatever fell out of the sky onto property not owned by said entity.
that is fucking sickening. totally fucking insane.
you can bet heads will rolllolololol for this
yea, someone is getting discharged....
disagree on all counts. if this plane sucked up a rock or cracked a flock of birds on takeoff, the only action given to the pilots will be a purple heart awarded for their injuries sustained serving during the defense of the country they, you, and i live in. if someone forgot to screw on a gas cap or left a plug in an exhaust nozzle, or intentionally stripped some wires as the plane was cleared to hit the tarmac, then they'll be disciplined appropriately, and can consider themselves lucky not to be court-martialled for murder.
and the "totally fucking sickening" $55M pricetag on a Super Hornet is the price of safety and freedom. as long as there are aggressors (domestic and/or foreign) who are intent on the death of American citizens and our way of life, i'll be all-too-happy to pay my relatively small share of the cost of these machines, and to pay the brave/brilliant men and women who put their lives on the line to fly them. our weapons are expensive because they work, and the defense industry is one where staying ahead of everyone else is imperative. a sad reality, but not a new one.
i hate war as much as most of us do, but until the other 7 billion residents of this planet agree with us, i offer my heart and recognize the thanks deserved to our servicewo/men who are willing to do what it takes to allow me to write on a public internet forum about a jamband festival (and just about anything else) without fear of repraisal or censorship.* be glad you don't live in one of the dozens of war-torn nations where military service is mandatory for every citizen...and tip your cap to those who choose this career so that we don't have to.
our soldiers and those who work directly and indirectly to support their efforts
*vibeguides moving threads does not apply.