Why reinvent the wheel?
It does seem wasteful of time & money to test and reach the same (or very close) conclusion that another agency has already discovered. It would appear that this could very well be a Ford or Chevy debate considering the level of weapons today (ie. pointless).
Could it be that the real intent of these tests is to justify somebody's position in the department? Or is it a situation of spending this year's budget in order not to lose the funds next year?
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