AN/ UYK-20X(V) a different aspect:

From: Brian Chase <>
Date: Sun Dec 8 13:48:01 2002

On Sun, 8 Dec 2002, John Lawson wrote:

> So, if you have run to the end of your AN/UYK spares, and three of your
> six mission-critical machines are irreparably casters-up... $24K suddenly
> becomes a most attractive price. Funds are transferred to Canada and the
> C-130 lands in Dubhai and scoops 'em up. Problem solved....for now.

Well, it's certainly a reasonable price to pay if you're the US military
and you need one of these. What I want to know, and this is perhaps
ignorance on my part of how this works wrt to these sorts of things,
exactly what are these boxes doing up for grabs on the free market in
Dubai? I mean, assuming for a moment that these are systems which could
be used as spares for gear in service--thereby justifying the quoted
price--how exactly would they end up NIB in non-US gov't hands to be
offered for sale?

I guess that'll partly be dependent on exactly what these systems are
supposed to do, and maybe they're fairly common gear.

Received on Sun Dec 08 2002 - 13:48:01 GMT

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