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zeitghost
29th January 2016, 09:02
Well they may have to buy RD180 engines off the Ruskies*, but at least now you'll be able to buy a proper, red blooded, American manufactured AK47.

Yay!

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/ak-47-assault-rifles-made-florida-112620937.html




*https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/gop-lawmakers-seek-end-purchase-085955568.html

Can someone remind me how sensible it is to buy essentials such as engines for launch vehicles off your enemy?

seanraaron
29th January 2016, 09:29
It's a shame that the Republican Congress is too thick-headed to realise that this is what happens when the people who traditionally fund development of stuff used in space launches, NASA, typically get fecked-over come budget time in favour of overpriced crap like the F-35 and unnecessary foreign wars.