interesting article in the Telegraph...

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by maguire, Jul 18, 2009.

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  1. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    'The Sunday Telegraph learned that the Government turned down the chance to buy 12 “cut-price” helicopters, which were close to being ready for operational use in Afghanistan, preferring to spend more time and money upgrading its own machines.

    Ministers rejected an offer of a dozen SA 330 Puma transport helicopters from the United Arab Emirates at a cost of about £6 million each..'

    ...apparently they would have been ready for use by the end of the year.
  2. Would have been a much better idea to make our own with that bloody money..