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

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Mon Dec 9 11:27:01 2002

On Sun, 8 Dec 2002, Brian Chase wrote:

> 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?

The US military has had a base in Dubai since at least the first Gulf

> 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?

Lots of US military stuff ends up on the surplus market. Computers such
as these, things like gas masks and flak jackets, shoulder-fired surface
to air missile launchers, basic stuff like that.

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
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