A Gun With No Ammo: The Modern US Navy

Well, isn’t this just wonderful. Isn’t this just a thumbnail of our once-great Navy: “The USS Zumwalt Can’t Fire Its Guns Because the Ammo Is Too Expensive.”

Just three weeks after commissioning the USS Zumwalt, the U.S. Navy has admitted it is canceling ammunition specially developed for the ship’s high-tech gun systems because the rounds are too expensive. The guns, tailor made for the destroyer, will be unable to fire until the Navy chooses a cheaper replacement round.

Is anyone in charge over there? Who missed that?


About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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3 Responses to A Gun With No Ammo: The Modern US Navy

  1. ultimaratioregis says:

    HE M107. Just to see how far it goes.


  2. vmijpp says:

    I’d go for that!


  3. DaveO says:

    So the Zumwalt is just a floating hotel now. Nice. Like the original Admiral Zumwalt’s beards, it’s a hip and with it Navy going nowhere. Maybe we can rent some ships from the Princess cruise line and stick a .50 cal on them?


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