I wonder if they don’t get any buyers if the Canadians will try to put these helicopters up on eBay if they don’t get any takers.
National Defence has put “For Sale” signs on the air force’s Chinook helicopters in Afghanistan — two years after taxpayers shelled out $282 million to buy them.
The department recently sounded out allies in the war-torn country to see whether any are interested in the heavy battlefield transports, purchased second-hand from the U.S. Army.
You would think that they could find a use for them in Canada, I mean it is a big country with many remote areas.
Some defence analysts suggest Canada might be better served by bringing the choppers home for domestic operations, perhaps improving the search-and-rescue system.
But I guess they are looking for the quick sale and to save on shipping them back. Even though these are older than what the Canadian military is currently purchasing it seems they could still use them.
Read the whole story at http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20110201/chinook-helicopters-for-sale-110201/