You don't "upgrade or even maintain old plants" without a shitload of money. Safely storing fuel as well. I doesn't matter who supports or doesn't support them, it matters who will fund them. Both sides have problems there.
The real joke is that this thing was supposed to SAVE money. That's what the joint part was about. One aircraft for Air Force, Navy, Marines. The reality is they have 3 completely different aircraft ill suited for use by any of the service for a shitload of money.
Holy shit. I'm pretty sure there's been exactly ONE bomb related pressure cooking incident in the last 100 years. There's been untold millions of shitty meals searved in that time. And nobody cooks meth in a fucking pressure cooker. Read much?