Three brand-new subs, including one that was commissioned less than a week ago, are being restricted from service due to a faulty weld repair.
The littoral combat ships. The F-22 Raptor. The F-35 Lightning II. Each of these government production contracts has garnered plenty of headline space for cost overruns and delays. The F-35 alone has gobbled up $400 billion during its development and service life so far and, for a time, the F-22 had a nasty reputation of asphyxiating pilots. Considering this, it's refreshing to hear of a big-name government contract going right.