Navy’s Fancy New Gun Can’t Be Fired Because Rounds Are $1 Million Each
The Navy is scrapping production of rounds for its newest warship, citing costs of nearly $1 million per unit.
“We don’t have an issue with the gun, and no issue with that ship carrying the gun. We have an issue on the price point,” a U.S. navy official familiar with the program told Defense News.
The move comes just two weeks after the Navy commissioned the U.S.S. Zumwalt, the next generation of the Navy’s guided missile destroyer program. The scrapped Long Range Land-Attack Projectile (LRLAP) fired from the Zumwalt would be capable of hitting targets up to 80 miles away. Lockheed Martin claims the rounds are so accurate they can “defeat targets in the urban canyons of coastal cities with minimal collateral damage.” – READ MORE