Rapid Fire 2010-12-08: Massuchusetts’ Defense Business
- Wikileaks, and China’s role in North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.
- The value of US defense contracts to Massachusetts businesses has almost tripled since 2001, reaching $15.6 billion last year.
- Reality disconnect, Example 1,754,348: Gen. Cartwright says the US military must begin to value scale and numbers, not just capabilities. Meanwhile, the proposed Ground Combat Vehicle to replace the M2/M3 Bradley has an expected price of $9-10 million per GCV, and twice the expected per-mile operating cost of a Bradley. Guess they haven’t started yet.
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