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July 28, 2009

Drive your way

Lockheed Martin teaming up with Hyundai to build Aegis warships does conjure an amusing image until one stops to consider Hyundai Heavy Industries is the largest ship builder on Earth.

"The idea is that the partnership would make it possible to build high profit-margin warships at a reasonable price," said [Hyundai Heavy spokesman] Cho.

No word on if the warranty covers ten years or 100000 miles...

And another thing: Also delivery bang for bucks, the B-2 Spirit is nearly ready to deploy the 30,000 pound Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP).

The MOP is a GPS-guided weapon containing more than 5,300 pounds of conventional explosives inside a 20.5-foot long bomb body of hardened steel. It is designed to penetrate dirt, rock and reinforced concrete to reach enemy bunker or tunnel installations. The B-2 will be capable of carrying two MOPs, one in each weapons bay.

By a happy coincidence, I can think of all sorts of dirt, rock and reinforced concrete that needs shifting.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 28, 2009 08:37 AM