Friday, March 31, 2017

The U.S. Military Is Running Out Of Bomb Kits

Members of the U.S. Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force construct Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 9, 2016. The U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, as well as allies, have asked Boeing Co. for more laser-guided bomb kits amid declining stockpiles due to the air war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tyler Woodward)

DoD BUzz: Boeing Ramps Up Bomb Production as Stockpiles Decrease

The Navy and Air Force, as well as U.S. allies, have asked Boeing Co. for more bomb kits, including laser-guided, amid declining JDAM stockpiles due to the air war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

“We’re ramping significantly across the portfolio, not just with [Joint Direct Attack Munition],” said Cindy Gruensfelder, Boeing’s director of direct attack munitions.

“But with JDAM, we’re currently on a path by July of this year to ramp to a 150 weapons a day [rate] or over 36,500 [tail kits] per year — that is two full shifts at our facility,” she told reporters during a media briefing Tuesday at Boeing’s facilities near Washington, D.C.

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WNU Editor: Another sign on how intense the U.S. bombing campaign has been against the Islamic State.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Remember when they said "oh it's just 20,000 - 30,000 fighters at most"... running out of bombs...

B.Poster said...

Anonymous,

It's allot more than just 20,000 to 30,000 fighters. As I said from the start and events have proven me correct, this is a VERY tough enemy. In fact, Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan were relative pipsqueaks compared tot his enemy,

It's one thing for leadership to understand this yet not level with the people. After all, if such leaders were to understand and come completely clean with the people, the American economy and likely much of the world economy would completely collapse as people would hunker down in place hoarding everything afraid to travel about or engage in commerce out of concern of massive attacks by the enemy.

Unfortunately it gets worse. It seems many in leadership are in complete denial about the nature of the threat. It's one thing to be in denial about the threat then to alter one's position once presented with facts. Unfortunately even when confronted with overwhelming evidence many of these people still cling to their false narratives!!

Some just can't learn no matter what. Is it ideology or just plain stupidity? I suspect it's ideology but for some of these people I would not rule out plain stupidity.

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