Whopper Report

From October 2012 through February of this year, the amount of money the Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded for warship construction came to a whopping $ 29,663,683,823. Mind you, we’re not including what was awarded to the Army, the Air Force and other “defense”-oriented industries. That amount comes to maybe ten times the amount shown below.

Anyway, here’s the admitted damage for March 2013.

March 1st – General Dynamics, Norfolk, VA $ 14,648,643
Canadian Commercial Corp., Ottawa, Canada $ 9,839,099

March 4th – Lockheed Martin Corp., Baltimore, MD. $ 696,629,123
Austal USA, Mobile, AL $ 681,721,789
Lockheed Martin Corp., Moorestown, NJ $ 100,685,094
Bath Iron Works, ME $ 12,326,893
Marine Hydraulics International, Norfolk, VA $ 6,951,085

March 5th – Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, TX $ 72,200,000
Titan Maritime, L.L.C., Pompano Beach, FL $ 43,000,000
Science Applications Int’l Corp., McLean, VA $ 74,398,851
Shell Marine Products, Houston, TX $ 80,361,824
Northrop Grumman, Rolling Meadows, IL $ 11,665,702

March 7th – Charles Stark Draper Laboratories, Cambridge, MA $ 257,839,173
Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, VA $ 64,988,809
Alion Science and Technology Corp., Burr Ridge, IL $ 136,126,929
Barling Bay, L.L.C., North Charleston, SC (et al) $ 249,590,000
Raytheon Co., Tucson, AR $ 12,773,553
Aero Thermo Technology, Inc., Huntsville, AL $ 20,741,835

March 8th – Coburn Contractors, L.L.C., Montgomery, AL (et al) $ 95,000,000
LS3P Collaborative L.L.C., Charleston, SC $ 30,000,000
The Boeing Co., Seattle, WA $ 12,354,787
General Dynamics, Portsmouth, VA $ 10,394,502
Lockheed Martin, Moorestown, NJ $ 9,340,354
Detyens Shipyard, Inc., North Charleston, SC $ 9,261,404
Insitu, Inc., Bingen, WA $ 7,826,247

March 11th – Bell/Boeing, Amarillo, TX $ 73,002,094
Northrop Grumman, San Diego, CA $ 71,623,427
W.M. Robots L.L.C., Colmar, PA $ 18,081,851
The Applied Physical Sciences, Groton, CT $ 21,213,511
Lockheed Martin Corp., Manassas, VA $ 9,040,687
The Entwhistle Co., Hudson, MA $ 7,433,459
Raytheon Co., Tucson, AZ $ 6,563,713

March 12th – Systems Application and Technologies, Inc., Oxnard, CA $ 15,514,625

March 13th – CEIA USA, Ltd., Twinsburg, OH $ 33,270,967
Mid Atlantic Professionals Inc., Germantown, MD $ 3,442,654

March 14th – The Boeing Co., Seattle, WA $ 128,393,761
Tetra Tech EC Inc., Virginia Beach, VA $ 100,000,000

March 15th – Lockheed Martin Corp., Baltimore, MD $ 32,820,176
Northrop Grumman, Bethpage, NY $ 28,557,888
Austal USA LLC, Mobile, AL $ 19,287,274
L-3 Communications Corp., Londonderry, NH $ 12,449,000
3 Phoenix Inc., Chantilly, VA $ 6,886,142

March 18th – Leupold & Stevens Inc., Beaverton, OR $ 42,805,960
General Dynamics, San Diego, CA $ 18,690,240
The Science Applications International Corp., Arlington, VA $ 10,064,377
Aimpoint Inc., Chantilly, VA $ 8,656,058
Iris Technology Corp., Irvine, CA $ 7,811,874

March 19th – L-3 Communications Corp., Menlo Park, CA $ 6,741,252
General Dynamics, Woodbridge, VA $ 25,692,736
Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME $ 18,006,165

March 20th – Lockheed Martin, Fort Worth, TX $ 9,800,000
Raytheon Co., Portsmouth, RI $ 8,330,413
Sikorsky Aerospace, Stratford, CT $ 10,000,000
Rockwell Collins,Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA $ 7,277,056

March 21st – Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, VA $ 407,408,093
Exide Technologies, Aurora, Il $ 49,900,000
EnerSys Energy Products Inc., Warrensburg, MO $ 49,900,000
Truston Technologies, Inc., Broussard, LA $ 80,000,000
J & A World Services, LLC, Austin, TX $ 13,062,995
Raytheon Co., Tucson, AZ $ 8,761,875

March 22nd – Lockheed Martin, Liverpool, NY $ 27,399,999
Airtec, Inc., California, MD $ 12,500,000
EDO Corp., Panama City, FL $ 10,984,400
General Dynamics, Williston, VT $ 7,048,050

March 25th – Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, TX $ 40,200,000
East Coast Repair & Fabrication LLC, Norfolk, VA $ 33,000,000
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, AZ $ 20,148,055
Davis Boat Works, Inc., Newport News, VA $ 18,000,000
Hal Hayes Construction Inc., Riverside, CA $ 14,236,000
L-3 Communications, Madison, MS $ 12,946,025

March 26th – Lockheed Martin Corp., Liverpool, NY $ 30,550,000
Lockheed Martin Corp., Syracuse, NY $ 17,179,793
Xerox Corp., McLean, VA $ 14,864,361

March 27th – Sikorsky Aerospace, Stratford, CT $ 15,855,158
Raytheon Co., McKinney, TX $ 14,949,523
Science Applications Internat’l, San Diego, CA $ 12,704,478
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, CT $ 10,148,771
BAE Systems, Greenlawn, NY $ 7,976,575
Lockheed Martin Corp., Oswego, NY $ 6,692,667
CICI, Inc.-Federal, Chantilly, VA $ 6,514,680

March 28th – RAMSYS GmbH, Ottobrunn, Germany $ 343,550,330
Lockheed Martin, Oswego, NY $ 27,949,996
Exelis Inc., Herndon, VA $ 24,509,553
Environmental Management, Idaho Falls, ID $ 84,759,155
Wyle Laboratories, Inc., Huntsville, AL $ 8,559,076

March 29th – Huntington Ingalls, Newport News, VA $ 2,595,016,400
Lockheed Martin Corp., Moorestown, PA $ 65,013,347
Tyonek Services, Corp., Anchorage, AK $ 41,700,000
Hensel Phillips Construction Co., Chantilly, VA $ 26,356,100
Lockheed Martin Corp., Sunnyvale, CA $ 18,665,888
Sobran, Inc., Dayton, OH $ 15,900,000
CACI Technologies Inc., Chantilly, VA $ 13,972,617
L-3 KEO, Northampton, MA $ 13,396,095
L-3 Communications, Madison, MS $ 10,606,604
Raytheon Co., San Diego, CA $ 7,534,247

So, add another $ 8,057,203,117 to the above $ 29,663,683,823, and the Navy pulls down a respectable $ 37,720,886,940 for that six-month period. Not bad. Not good, either, because not a single penny of income (profit) will ever be generated for the American taxpayer.

That thirty-seven billion dollars could have revitalized about two dozen shipyards, which would have provided jobs for about 5,000,000 million Americans, who could then turn out more than 600 of our profitable container ships. The ROI for the U.S. taxpayer would be in the trillions of dollars.

But no. We had to watch that $ 37,720,886,940 being flushed down the hopper. ‘Way to go, DOD!