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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: spaceman42
This time Lockheed will have oversight and quality control on scene for a good while. While Italy is doing final assembly Lockheed still has their name and reputation at risk. They're not going to take a chance on future contracts because of quality issues at what's essentially a sub contractor.
originally posted by: Greathouse
a reply to: Zaphod58
Are you sure about that here's one of Japan's new "destroyers".
Lieutenant Commander Paul Hannigan,..... Also up here is a large ramp for launching fixed-wing aircraft that Hannigan calls the "ski jump". But the navy has no plans to use it, he says. "It was cheaper for us to stick with the ship's original configuration, which includes the ski jump, rather than removing it," he says.