I just saw an article on Drudge showing a "Stealth" boat called the "Ghost Boat" that will, supposedly, revolutionize warfare. The one thing that was missing from this "so called great" is a gun mount, or a weapon of any kind. The purpose of warfare is to kill people and wreck things!!! This Ghost Boat rides on a cushion of gasses to move over the water. Great, it can sneak up on the enemy, yell BOO, and scare them to death!
This love affair with technology is getting ridicules. We spend billions on engineering ideas that don't work, won't fight, and can't survive. I wish, n this time of budgetary restraints that we would put our money into know technologies that work, first time, every time. We would be better off building World War II 2250 class Destroyers than the last 20 years efforts in ship building! Hell, the 2250's lasted 40 years!! Or, if we are in need of missile shooters, how about some Adams class DDG's? According to Jane's Fighting Ships, they were the most potent ship, pound for pound, ever commissioned. Other world Navies, including Australia and Germany are still using this hull.
But no, we have to design "Star Wars" ships that don't have a chance of succeeding. It is time that Congress take the Navy to task for their irresponsible spending of the taxpayers money.