posted on Mar, 22 2018 @ 08:03 PM
a reply to: tadaman
There are something on the order of 346 suppliers for the F-35 worldwide.
Virginia class submarines have over 4,000 suppliers for parts and pieces for each boat. The Gerald Ford class carrier has suppliers in 46 states.
We're also building infrastructure and new space systems that aren't private industry, for NASA. They're working on the SLS and Orion capsule that
NASA will use for multiple missions from going to the moon, to landing on an asteroid.
As for other countries, they're building military forces as fast or faster than we are. China already built their first indigenous design aircraft
carrier and are building a third now, with nuclear powered carriers in the pipeline. That includes escort and resupply ships as well as aircraft.
They're also building stealth platforms.
Russia is building their first stealth platform, new AWACS, new supersonic bombers, submarines, missiles, and a lot of other equipment. We are far
from the only ones that are spending a lot of money on their military.