it’s all good

from Bruce Gagnon, OpEd News

The Reuters news agency reported on August 20 that the cost of these deployments should be over “$4 billion though cost overruns typical in nearly every US defense program could easily drive the price higher.” Indeed virtually every space technology program under development today is 100-200-300% over budget. The aerospace industry stands to turn some great profit as a result of this US-Georgia provocation and Russian response. Reuters also reported that:

Chicago-based Boeing Corporation, prime contractor for the US ground-based missile defense system, will supply the rockets to be placed in Poland, but the Army Corps of Engineers will manage construction of the site. Boeing had no immediate comment on the potential value of the deal, but said in a statement that it would work closely with the US military and its industry partners to extend missile defense capability to Europe. Waltham, Massachusetts-based Raytheon Corporation built the powerful X-band radar now based in the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, which will be moved to the Czech Republic. Bethesda, Maryland-based Lockheed Martin said its system to integrate separate missile defense elements and provide a common view of the ‘battlespace’, known as Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC), would play a key role in the European missile defense site.

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