Big hairy American winning machine
I'm not sure the price is as big of a deal as our utter lack of shipyard capacity. I'm not sure any peer conflict is going to resemble WWII in any sense of massive mobilization of the industrial base, because where is the industrial base to mobilize?Tying this back to the other conversation about what happens in the next large peer conflict, not just initially but after the first couple rounds, when ability to ramp up scale of industrial production, is a $100-130MM design going to be sustainable?
I’ve long thought that with the ongoing deep water oil downturn, one could do some noodling about how you nationalize the dozens of privately owned 150-300ft OSVs currently tied up across South Louisiana. They’re geared almost exclusively toward just equipment, not berthing, but the iron is there.