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The US Navy demanded that Lockheed Martin eliminate the "systemic flaws" in its products

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The US Navy demanded that Lockheed Martin strengthen quality control in the production of coastal ships, reports Look with reference to Bloomberg.


The US Navy demanded that Lockheed Martin eliminate the "systemic flaws" in its products


According to the agency, last summer the military demanded that the company eliminate inconsistencies three times.

“The Defense Contract Management Agency found in Lockheed Martin shipyards in Wisconsin“ systemic flaws ”in product quality. One of the complaints is the inability to ensure the critical purity of the systems, ”writes Bloomberg.

According to the publication, "this fact added concern about the fate of the program for the production of ships of the coastal zone, for which 29 billion dollars was allocated."

In addition, the Navy’s claims "could hurt Lockheed Martin in competition with Austal, which builds its version of littoral warships." As far as the agency knows, no complaints have been received by this company from the military.

The publication reminds that "in the fall of 2015, the first ship of the project, the Milwaukee, was put into service, but a month later it went down in operation." As it was established, metal particles trapped in the lubricating oil filter became the cause of the breakdown.
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  1. Korney84
    Korney84 11 May 2016 14: 03
    +3
    And Lockheed Martin will require a few more lards in return!
    1. Dimontius
      Dimontius 11 May 2016 14: 20
      +7
      if only they all fell apart at once.
    2. vkl.47
      vkl.47 11 May 2016 14: 38
      0
      well, that's what he and LOH kid Martin
      1. Maxom75
        Maxom75 11 May 2016 14: 53
        +1
        Simply the most developed and technologically advanced industries in all countries of the world are the military-industrial complex. Just who would not say, if you cannot protect yourself, money will not save you. ((
    3. Alex_Rarog
      Alex_Rarog 11 May 2016 17: 50
      +1
      planes do not fly Damn let Lockheed still tanks and helicopters begin to do !!!
      1. UralMan
        UralMan 11 May 2016 20: 38
        0
        The publication reminds that "in the fall of 2015, the first ship of the project, the Milwaukee, was put into service, but a month later it went down in operation." As it was established, metal particles trapped in the lubricating oil filter became the cause of the breakdown.

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        what the hell are they doing there, I wonder ... metal parts - horror ... in the filter
        with us, sledgehammers forget in the crankcase ... and nothing ... ships float (more precisely), and planes fly with nuts that are not tightened ...
        here are the sissies - we have the captain in the crankcase along the ship, and there is a crowbar with a sledgehammer in his arms, he goes overboard, and there is a submarine at the NATO rate, well, at the same time, and ... in short, a scandal
        And on the plane, the pilot jumped from the cockpit, and with a sledgehammer on a nut, and she was in place - where would her darling, and a sledgehammer like overboard again, and there again the NATO ragamuffin sniffs out, well, in short, again a scandal ...
        they say the Russians got it ...
        -----------
        and I think so nehru to run around ... the hour will be knocked down with a screw ... but we are nothing ... we have yes in the ZIP
        -----
        like that ... their oil is bad ...
        they have no oil in their heads
  2. Yak-15
    Yak-15 11 May 2016 14: 07
    +10
    Yankees, why do you need all this? You have Bruce Willis, he alone will destroy and free everyone. And if with him a couple more heifers in underpants with pistols, then no Lockheed Martin or any Boeing is needed at all.
  3. Andrey K
    Andrey K 11 May 2016 14: 08
    +9
    It's easier not to give orders to Lockheed Martin laughing
    They have lately jamb on a jamb ... wassat
    The most important systemic flaw in the US military-industrial complex is the wildest kickbacks, the maintenance of "regular", legalized, decided in Congress wassat
    Here any product will cost a pretty penny laughing
    Well, well, let them spend. More problems for them, systemic and non-systemic good
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    2. Yak-15
      Yak-15 11 May 2016 14: 12
      +1
      It can be seen, too, affects the work, a new generation of "effective" managers and USE victims.
    3. cap
      cap 11 May 2016 14: 23
      +2
      Quote: Andrey K
      Here any product will cost you a pretty penny laughing
      Well and good, let them spend it. They have more problems, systemic and non-systemic good


      What about Donald Cook's radars after the Black Sea swim?
      Who knows scribble.
      Generally cool twice a year got into trouble.
      The crew must have changed with the captain.
      They would generally put this smut on the needles.
  4. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 11 May 2016 14: 18
    +4
    Guys, don't feel sorry for them. Of course, they make mistakes and the US Navy has problems, but I don't feel sorry for them.
    The baptism ceremony of the coastal warship USS Manchester (LCS 14) was held at the Austal shipyard (Alabama, USA), Military Parity reports with reference to altair.com.pl (May 9).
    The godmother of the ship was Jeanne Shaheen, a Senator from New Hampshire, the first woman in the United States to be governor, and now sits in the Senate. It is reported that the first ship with the name of the city of Manchester was a class cruiser Cleveland (was part of the US Navy in 1946-1956).
    The Manchester is the fifth ship of the 10th Independence class (trimaran).

    And everyone knows how to cry. Especially when you want more and more.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 11 May 2016 14: 53
      +5
      They are in trouble with the Freedom class ships of the "coastal zone".
      And the Independence class trimarans are much more interesting - in order.
      But they both know how to give 45 knots + 2 helicopters ...
      And in the Atlantic they calmly walk in storms.
      We would be such "coastal", but there was not enough money. sad
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 11 May 2016 15: 19
        +2
        Quote: voyaka uh
        We would be such "coastal", but there was not enough money.

        Maybe you (I mean not you, Alexei, personally, but Israel) the Mistrals would be useful? I haven’t heard that Israel was interested in them. They are for Russia - an admiral's boat, plus a recoil machine for Serdyukov. And Israel is just right. There is nowhere to swim - the coastline with Russia cannot be compared. Helicopters ... Just for the tasks and distances of Israel. And, I think, after the scandal, the French would give them to someone, and Israel would give them cheap. America would help, again, bring down the price ...

        PS Knowing the cool disposition of the Israelis here, at VO, I warn you right away - don't take it for banter - I'm quite serious, from the bottom of my heart ... hi
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 11 May 2016 19: 22
          0
          We have a psychological trauma after the loss of the destroyer Eilat, drowned
          the Egyptians: we are afraid of large ships.
          After that they switched to a mosquito fleet. But times are changing, systems like
          Barak-8, can finally protect against the damned RCC. Already purchased frigates.
          But they have not yet "matured" to Mistral.
      2. godofwar6699
        godofwar6699 11 May 2016 18: 26
        -3
        Future warships
  5. Arkan
    Arkan 11 May 2016 14: 19
    +1
    The publication reminds that "in the fall of 2015, the first ship of the project, the Milwaukee, was put into service, but a month later it went down in operation." As it was established, metal particles trapped in the lubricating oil filter became the cause of the breakdown.


    They ruined the engine in a month! Incompetence rolls over.
    1. Amurets
      Amurets 11 May 2016 15: 27
      +1
      Quote: Arkan
      They ruined the engine in a month! Incompetence rolls over.

      Well, in principle, oil filters are used to catch dirt and wear products. And what did the chips come from, run-in or poor-quality assembly? You just need to look for the reason. A common phenomenon when running in. And the fact that American companies have repeatedly caught by the hand Trying to get married is a common occurrence. No wonder. All well-known companies in the USA sin with this.
      1. voronbel53
        voronbel53 11 May 2016 16: 02
        +1
        If they report that the ship is out of order, "due to the detection of metal particles in the oil filter, this means that the engine was finally ditched due to the discovery of traces of destruction of units, due to assembly defects or overheating during improper operation. And the traces during running in are trifles. , so they should immediately understand this.
        1. Amurets
          Amurets 11 May 2016 16: 12
          +3
          Quote: voronbel53
          If they report that the ship is out of order, "due to the detection of metal particles in the oil filter, this means that the engine was finally ditched due to the discovery of traces of destruction of units, due to assembly defects or overheating during improper operation. And the traces during running in are trifles. , so they should immediately understand this.

          We will not argue. If you are a specialist, then you know that knocks and "grunts" appear during destruction or overheating. Let them figure out what happened there, God be their judge. And the journalists could embellish it. They pay money for this.
  6. demiurg
    demiurg 11 May 2016 14: 34
    +6
    If this happened in Russia, there would immediately be a bunch of people who would yell:
    Raska, we can’t do anything except drinking vodka, quilted jackets, etc. etc. And in America, everything is cultural. Ensuring the cleanliness of critical systems.
    And Lockheeds along the way already really bit off a piece that chokes. They will have enough money from one lightning project for their children and grandchildren. So the strategist was pulled back, and skr to the heap.
    1. Leto
      Leto 11 May 2016 15: 13
      -1
      Quote: demiurg
      And Lockheeds along the way already really bit off a piece that chokes. They will have enough money from one lightning project for their children and grandchildren. So the strategist was pulled back, and skr to the heap.

      Enviously yes?
      1. 33 Watcher
        33 Watcher 12 May 2016 04: 22
        +2
        Quote: Leto
        Quote: demiurg
        And Lockheeds along the way already really bit off a piece that chokes. They will have enough money from one lightning project for their children and grandchildren. So the strategist was pulled back, and skr to the heap.

        Enviously yes?

        They will envy those who have more water left in case of conflict ...
  7. An60
    An60 11 May 2016 14: 52
    +2
    In Lockheed see Svidomo workers full.
  8. Leto
    Leto 11 May 2016 15: 12
    -2
    But I personally like LCS Austal more, the original design.
    1. godofwar6699
      godofwar6699 11 May 2016 18: 40
      -4
      LCS Austal looks cool good
      1. alpamys
        alpamys 12 May 2016 01: 26
        0
        Quote: godofwar6699
        LCS Austal looks cool good

        shit
        1. godofwar6699
          godofwar6699 12 May 2016 20: 36
          -2
          Alpamys huynya is you tongue
  9. demiurg
    demiurg 11 May 2016 15: 50
    +2
    Quote: Leto

    Enviously yes?


    And why envy, except for the abundance of money in the budget?

    In Europe, all the tasty took BAE, In America, Lockheed. These are mega-corporations monsters. I deeply doubt that it is the Lokhid’s employees who are building the frigates. They gave the work to Subchik, they took away the lion's share of the profit. And they gave it to the one who does not do better, but who is cheaper. And the order was pulled back due to the double-shell-shocked, with magnetized hemispheres McCain, and other lobbyists, and not because they are so good fellows. Frigates would most likely make 30 percent cheaper a minimum and better if not for legal kickbacks.
  10. oldzek
    oldzek 11 May 2016 16: 19
    0
    he didn’t work on ships directly from the building, but after repair he often saw chips in the filters. a common thing. however, there was a case when a bolt grind the impeller of the cooling pump on a new engine.
  11. Ros 56
    Ros 56 11 May 2016 16: 49
    +1
    So these are the machinations of Russian saboteurs. lol
  12. proud
    proud 11 May 2016 18: 52
    +2
    Putin is guilty again !!!