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what technology makes these worth $200k each?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    sadge

    capitalism

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Government corruption and cronyism is capitalism now
      ok

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >its not real capitalism!
        what are you a fricking commie?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's not though. Capitalism relies on the invisible hand of the market, and only very sparingly the heavy hand of the statute. The United States is very much a managed economy at this point.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I would called it socialism at this point. Old socialist regimes didn't have this amount of parasitism and regulations. We just have the internet now to distract us from reality but the government is more intrusive than ever before.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Americans are SLAVES lol
            >Verification not required.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >The United States is very much a managed economy at this point.
            It is. And it kind of has to be.
            At some point we will have to stop lying to ourselves about this but it's a big hurdle.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            no u

            You have never experienced a free market in your entire pathetic life.

            >real capitalism has never been tried before!!!
            Go ask the communists for more moronic copes you fricking cucks, this is literally the same shit they say when you point out all communisms ever invented end up in mass deaths.
            But go on and say how your ideal world in a bubble is so possible and how you'd implement it if you were dictators.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Go ask the communists
            That's you.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It was tried, you fricking moron. It lead to the most prosperous and coveted nation to ever exist. Now it has been subverted. The New Deal was the beginning of the end for the US.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Are you baiting or moronic? The American government started implementing tariffs and subsidies almost as soon as it came into existence. It was never a completely free market.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It came pretty fricking close during the Jacksonian era

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Jackson didn't like the central bank so he was basically a libertarian
            Jackson is the guy who pissed off the whole South by not revoking the tariff of abominations and started the whole process of continually selling out to big business over copyright. You are mental if you think he was "close" to creating some kind of ancap paradise

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm not a purist

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don't recall ever even suggesting that it's never been tried. I just said that's not what we have now. You seem like a moron. Are you a moron?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm not going to claim no true Scotsman, but you really have to be a moron to call this capitalism. The only companies which have made money in the last two decades are government contractors

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          no u

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You have never experienced a free market in your entire pathetic life.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            the free market sounds good in theory but it doesnt work in practice

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            How would you know? You've never had the opportunity to experience one.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Government corruption is in the nature of capitalism. In the nature of communism as well. good luck trying to stop billionaire oligarchs from influencing your country to their own goals.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    > tech
    kek. no. its merely the ability to bilk the US tax payer for as much as the contractor can.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    two financial techs from the 18th century: amortized r&d expenses, price-plus contracts

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yiddish blood magik

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can get one on AliExpress for like 10$ max

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's where they buy the parts from. All they do is make a custom injection plastic mold for it and hype it up with a 5 minute long CGI trailer. Convincing career politicians with Hollywod-esque drama is a solid way to make enough money to retire off of in less than 10 years.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >it's real in my mind
        buddy you're such an amazing genius you should make one yourself and beat them at their own game! what's stopping you, they're just a bunch of norwegians.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Because what actually matters is being friends with high ranking military and government officials who get their buddy in to sell plastic toys for $200k. That's the hard part

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            of course it does son, that's why a bunch of foriegners from a non-nato country managed to pull it off. i'm sure you've got a link for high-resolution miniture thermals with low energy usage from ali-express as well.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the technology of defense contracts

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its basically silent and weightless thermal vision drone. It has automatic and manual mode. Anyone can carry it and it can potentially save many soldiers. Price to train one soldier is much grater than 200k.
    As for price of a drone they are hand made in norway and produced in limited portions.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >As for price of a drone they are hand made in norway and produced in limited portions.

      Handmade using parts from Aliexpress.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >. Price to train one soldier is much grater than 200k.
      Kek

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    startup costs
    you spend 100 million developing it and 1 billion building the factory only to make 1000 of them? Yeah the unit cost is gonna be pretty high. Same reason ships like the LCS and Zumwalt ended up being so expensive, they were originally supposed to be made by the dozen.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Holy shit you sound like you worked on those programs.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it's just common sense

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Injection olding is only cheap at a ridiculous scale, and only once you've got the very final version of a detail.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        things can be stupid expensive once you leave being at economy-at-scale; Rolls-Royce as an example.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    desparation

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They have connections.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    powerpoint

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    considering they're much more complicated than a trash can, I don't see the issue.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >price gouging
      Just a combination of corruption and laziness.

      Half the people signing the requisitions are getting an industry job out of it down the line, the other half are simply lazy. They can get a machine shop to make a trash can, they can get get some offers from EE contractors to design in an alternative COTS filter ... but military is so used to wasting money they simply have no clue what things can cost if you're not completely moronic.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Capitalism moment.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    israeli marketing

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The thing might be actually decent but you could probably do something 90% as good at 10% of the price. Israel is using some very nice quadcopters for the same task, they are larger but not not by much and I bet they have longer flight time.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    idk
    what made nsa omg cables worth 20k each?

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    soul

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    my mom gave me that for my birthday when i was 8

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    R&D combined with low production numbers

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if they dont spend 500 billion this year, they wont get 500 billion next year.
    probably costs in total, like 2 dollars, but they mark it up to artificially inflate their spending needs

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes its price is inflated but that also means they can pack it full of the best hardware/sensors and programmers, money can buy

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    NATO=CORRUPTION

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Made in USA™

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Fuzzy Logic Dishwasher

    a 10-year support contract with an engineer with a top secret clearance on the telephone 24 hours a day.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.amazon.com/Helicopter-Single-Rotor-Brushless-Military-Aircraft/dp/B0CBWLXJG4

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >requires a smartphone and installing spyware app

      Every time

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >200k
    per what? 10k of those things?

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