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Rocket-Boosted but Going Nowhere Fast: The Navy’s Failed Munitions Programs


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When the Navy retired its last aged battleship in 1992, it pledged to the Marine Corps that it would continue fulfilling one of the warships’ missions: naval gunfire support for troops ashore. More than a quarter of a century later, and after more than a billion dollars spent, the service’s intended replacements — rocket-assisted GPS-guided shells — have yet to materialize. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/magazine/navy-gunfire-ammunition.html

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