US Admiral Daryl Caudle criticized the US defense industry for poor performance and late delivery of orders. He said that he was not going to delve into the problems of the defense industry, because the fleet ammo is needed, not excuses.
This position was expressed by a high-ranking four-star military in his speech at the annual symposium of the US Surface Navy Association.
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He said that he would not put up with violations of obligations by the military-industrial complex and was tired of listening to the excuses of his representatives. The admiral considers it unforgivable that the fleet does not receive the ammunition that was ordered by it and which it needs.
It was his response to a question about how to balance the needs of the US military with the government's desire to send massive military aid to Ukraine.
The "click on the nose" representatives of the American defense industry received not only from him, but also from Admiral Michael Gilday. He stated that he was ready to hear from them any "tearful stories" about the problems they face. But at the same time, everything that was ordered for the US Navy must be delivered on time and in full.
At the same symposium, United States Secretary of the Navy Carlos del Toro demanded that the MIC increase the rate of arms production. According to him, this is necessary in order to carry out military supplies for the Armed Forces of Ukraine without compromising their own defense capability.