The USN has launched a new submarine 8 months ahead of schedule and $54m under budget: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25306904/ How do they do it? Nobody expects a British warship to be launched on time and certainly not under budget (CVF for example). So what are the Yanks doing to achieve this... bigger industry? better political support? Maybe they're just more demanding on their shipyards? Ideas?