|I sent SP a feedback on the artillery journal today. It seems to represent some sort of slip-up, like a decimal point or something. How can the SDB cost 30 percent more than the Excalibur? It defies logic, someone needs to be shot, if true. $200 for a TomTom GPS. Multiply by 10x for milspec and add some model aircraft wings made out of freaking Nerf plastic or balsa wood or fiberglass.
Are you f&*king kidding me? I mean if an error, then ha ha, it would make sense for the SDB to cost around $10-15K a crack IM uninformed O.
But if this is the extent of the ripoff Boeing allegedly subjected us to, or whether it was LockMart, or some carbon fiber cartel
or whether these are really worth 4x a JDAM... Just doesn't seem right. It throws the hell out of your accounting if you are going to pile on a bunch of meaningless developkment costs. Well, ta.
I would have to understand the "fact basis" as ol' Braddock might say before I could say more. Just consider this a red flag. I'm probably overreacting but either it is true, which menacing, or false, which annoying. Thanks for the 99% delicious free ice cream! ;>