Saturday, 19 October, 2019

Air Power One wants new fridges - and it's going to price $24M

Not Released US President Donald Trump poses in his office aboard Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland
Patty Aguilar | 27 January, 2018, 14:06

It may be a drop in the bucket in terms of overall government spending, but outfitting Air Force One with new refrigerators will cost taxpayers $24 million.

But, according to Marcus Weisgerber of Defence One, the high cost isn't a defence-contractor boondoggle, but rather it's indicative of the high standards and high costs of operating Air Force One.

According to Airforce spokesperson Anne Stefanek, the cooler units now in place, are the original refrigerators that came with the Presidential jet when it was purchased in 1990. Defense One notes that though the astronomical sum may seem like price-gouging by the aircraft manufacturer, it's in fact the complex requirements instated by the White House Military Office and the Air Force that require such a pricey job.

"Although serviced on a regular basis, reliability has decreased with failures increasing, especially in hot/humid environments", Air Force spokesman Ann Stefanek told Defense One. Former senior adviser to President Barack Obama Eric Schultz mocked the high price tag in a tweet on Friday, saying, "we would have been impeached".

"It's not a contractor issue, it is a requirements issue", said Richard Aboulafia, vice president of analysis at the Teal Group consulting firm.

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The $23.6m million Boeing contract incorporates everything from the hand craft to establishment and testing. "It's not getting people rich".

The presidential jet, which must be able to serve as a mobile national command center, needs to carry enough food for weeks at a time without resupply - up to 3,000 meals. "The units are unable to effectively support mission requirements for food storage", she said.

"We have money in the current budget that will allow us to reopen a rewing contract", he said, adding that plans are being made to buy more wings in fiscal 2019.

The size of the refrigerators is only part of the reason they cost so much. The cost of that is included, too.

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