Earmark Puts $17,000 Pans on Army Craft

irish 2012/05/22 19:16:22

Earmark Puts $17,000 Pans on Army Craft

In the 1980s, the military had its infamous $800 toilet seat. Today, it has a $17,000 drip pan.

Thanks to a powerful Kentucky congressman who has steered tens of
millions of federal dollars to his district, the Army has bought about
$6.5 million worth of the “leakproof” drip pans in the last three years
to catch transmission fluid on Black Hawk helicopters. And it might want
more from the Kentucky company that makes the pans, even though a
similar pan from another company costs a small fraction of the price:
about $2,500.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/19/us/politics/behind-armys-17...helicopter drip panshelicopter drip pans

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