US-funded Afghan C-27s scrapped for 6 cents per pound – News – Stripes

Most of the C-27 transport aircraft given to the Afghanistan military as part of a failed $486 million Defense Department program were locally scrapped for just $32,000, federal auditors said Thursday.

The U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, or SIGAR, sent letters to the Pentagon requesting all documents related to the scrapping, reasons why it did not pursue resale, and why it did not seek a refund from the manufacturer of the Italian-made C-27s, also known as G222s, which were grounded last year following chronic maintenance issues.

β€œIt has come to my attention that the 16 G222s at Kabul were recently towed to the far side of the airport and scrapped by the Defense Logistics Agency,” SIGAR head John Sopko wrote in the Oct. 3 letters. β€œI was also informed that an Afghan construction company paid approximately 6 cents a pound for the scrapped planes, which came to a total of $32,000.”

via US-funded Afghan C-27s scrapped for 6 cents per pound – News – Stripes.

I remember a time when every servicemember was held accountable for being a good steward of the taxpayers dollar.

5 thoughts on “US-funded Afghan C-27s scrapped for 6 cents per pound – News – Stripes”

  1. Good grief I was really expecting that to to Duffelblog. Some ppeople over there need to loose their jobs. It would have been better to let Pvt. Snuffy take them joyriding and hope he got the knack of it before he ran out of planes!

  2. Good grief. To think how many would have gone there, fixed them, and flown them home.

    Incredible.

  3. As noted in an eaier post, I believe this is part of the USAF’s “killing in the crib” of this fine, time proven airframe…unf@&$ingbelievable!!! And good luck killing off the Warthog too you bastards.

    1. USAF needs to have TacAir taken away and given back to the Army. Jerry Pournelle is right about eh USAF. I just don’t think I would as far as he wants. Just leave the Bomber General wannabes the Strategic stuff and give the Army back what it has needed since 1950. USAF sure doesn’t want it.

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