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$U.S. 1.8 billion for four C-17s ?

‘House and Senate conference committee yesterday approved a $447 billion fiscal 2007 Pentagon budget bill, which included $2.1 billion for 10 C-17s, Republican Sen. Jim Talent of Missouri said. That is seven planes more than either chamber approved in its own version of the funding bill. ‘
Blanks’ wants to know –
How can it cost the U.S. government 210 million dollars for a C -17 and Canada pays over 450 million for the same plane.
Which we could build ourselves for half the cost to the U.S. governement or about 100 million dollars each retail .
Please explain this to me Colonel Sanders
3.4 – 1.3 billion in support and equipment = 2.1 billion $
/ 4 = 525 million Can. dollars each.
minus exchange @ 15% = 525 .o x 15% = over 450 million dollars each = 1.8 billion dollars U.S. for 4 C-17s or double the cost to the U.S. governement for the same aircraft, should =
no more “popcorn chicken” for someone this year.

Uppity date;
I hear they are aquiring some buildings for these planes which may explain the additional cost if that cost is actually included in the 3.4 billion and not an extra expense.

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February 1, 2007 - Posted by | Canadian Politics

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