Friday, November 16, 2007

Outsourcing Choppers: Bad Idea

And just who didn't see this coming? It seems the US Army has spent some $2.6 billion on new helicopters built in Europe (at least it wasn't China) that, it turns out, have just a small design flaw: They aren't safe to fly on hot days.

And not all that hot. We're talking 80 degree days when they tested them. Imagine what would happen if they had to fly somewhere where it gets really hot.

Like, oh, a desert environment, say.

The more jobs that get outsourced, the lower the quality of the products that come back in as a result of that outsourcing. It's not rocket surgery, folks.

But try telling that to the assholes in the BFEE who are in charge of this shit.

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

Lol, it took a bit of looking to find who made them but once you figure it out... Of course they are gonna have defects. Not only did we outsource the making of US military equipment we did it to a country with one of the smallest military and a two time past enemy. Maybe the defects are revenge? Like China killing our kids with defective toys.

Still makes you wonder why the US would buy from: Germany's European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co