Re: Let's make planes that can't fly......
Oh no, incompetence on this scale is a natural product of nurturing a for-profit defense industry.
When the US entered World War 2, its armed forces were tiny, and their technology was nothing to brag about either. But with a couple of years of dedicated development, they had planes and tanks that could match or beat both Japanese and German forces.
That's how you win a war: you don't develop all the weaponry in advance, you wait until you know who you're fighting before you decide what you need to beat them.
But none of that is compatible with the military-industrial complex.