May 23, 2013

Obamacare In The Military

There is something to be said about people trying to craft a massive undertaking be it social policy or submarines. I wonder if the Spanish Navy told their legislature that they'll have to build it first to see if it floats?

From RT:
Spanish engineers, who already spent some $680 million on designing the new generation S-80 class submarine, say it is a major “technical innovation.” There is just one problem the calculations show – if submerged into water, it may never come up again.

The Spanish media has been furiously discussing the errors made by the state-owned Navantia construction company, which has spent about a third of the huge $2.2 billion budget only to produce an ‘overweight’ submarine that is not able to float.
Don't fret, they'll be fine. Just keep Mooshell off the ship...

 ...unless they need the ballast.


Subvet said...

"...the state-owned Navantia construction company..."

Pretty much says it all.

FWIW, when Adm. Rickover took the helm for our nuclear subs construction there was a slight problem in the design depth to which the boats could normally vice the actual depth they could safely attain.

The Admiral solved the problem by requiring all those involved with the design of the boat to make the initial shakedown cruise (Alpha sea trial). A portion of that underway time involved diving to the deepest safe depth.

Funny thing, after that policy was implemented there were no more "discrepancies" between the design safe depth and the actual one. Who'd a thunk it?

Subvet said...

Sorry, that third sentence should read, " which the boats could normally dive..."

sig94 said...

Subvet - the game certainly changes when you got skin in it, huh?

And Thank You for your service.

Kid said...

Poster buy for socialism. NO one gives a shit, because profit and performance no longer matter.