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Why Does a Florida County Need Eight $18 Million Helicopters?

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posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 10:13 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
Sorry, I was just kidding! I don't know where they get their prices from, but $18,000.000.00 for a helicopter seems like a rip-off to me too.




posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 10:14 PM
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a reply to: TKDRL

And they don't have them. There isn't a shred of evidence besides the value listed that these are Apache helicopters. They even said in the linked article that they're using helicopters from the military for parts for their other helicopters.

The four standard helicopters the DLA offers are transports, one of which in the early years of procurement were similarly priced to what is listed. They are taking them for parting out, so they get parts on the cheap as opposed to buying them at list price.



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 10:18 PM
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a reply to: Mikeultra

R&D, building prototypes, testing, materials, are all expensive. The company has to recoup those costs, and make a profit. They could spend a couple hundred million developing a platform, and lose out on the competition for a new aircraft.



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 10:21 PM
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Maybe Brevard County needs Apache gunships to attack the coc aine semi/submarines or the speedboat drug smugglers. Cops need to chill out with the war machines.
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posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 10:23 PM
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From this link here.. So it wasn't 8 it was 58!!
www.citylab.com...


6. 58 "HELICOPTER, UTILITY" for a total cost of $53,491,640.00. Brevard County, Florida.
(Brevard County Sheriff)

As highlighted in pieces in the Times, helicopters are a popular item. The District of Columbia received five helicopters, Los Angeles County received one, and even Stephens County, Oklahoma—population 45,000—received one. However, the Space Coast's Brevard County got a mind-boggling 58 helicopters from the Pentagon. The department even features its aviation unit online.



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 10:35 PM
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a reply to: baddmove

58 ?????

must be a typo


edit on 23-8-2014 by blacktie because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 10:39 PM
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originally posted by: blacktie
a reply to: baddmove

58 ?????

must be a typo


That would be one "Mind Boggling Typo!"

I'm just reporting what I see.....



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 10:40 PM
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a reply to: blacktie

The types they fly are known as OH/AH-58s in the military. I wouldn't be surprised of they got the designation as the number they got.



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 10:42 PM
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a reply to: baddmove

Not necessarily. They may have put the type as the number of them by mistake.



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 11:34 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
Don't care really. I survive in a "anarchist society", where we pay a whopping 2 police to sit on their ass and respond to calls. It beats paying cops millions if not billions a year to have all kinds of toys, including military choppers. In the past ten years we have had a grand total of zero executions by police, and a grand total of zero BS tickets by police. I will stick to that, piss off the RCMP, and piss of to the NYPD.



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 11:38 PM
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Except the difference between a military helicopter, and a civilian helicopter in many cases, is who paid for them. A lot of military aircraft designs started out a civilian designs that were modified to military standards.

And not everywhere is like that. Some places need more equipment, and since a military observation helicopter is the same as a police helicopter, it makes sense to give them surplus military helicopters after they're retired.



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 11:55 PM
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One of those 'military' helicopters in Brevard County was just used to search for a missing kayaker.

Most News stations fly the OH-58 style Bell helo. No one accuses the news stations of using military choppers.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 12:57 AM
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a reply to: jrod

A Bell 206 and an OH58 have some considerable differences in equipment.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 01:27 AM
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a reply to: projectvxn

And the average person couldn't tell the difference between the two if they had signs pointing them out.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 04:54 AM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse

Well if it makes you feel any better, just know the police wont actually use any new/used helicopters in Brevard county. that would require them to stop loitering around the Cumberland Farms on U.S. 1 right before you enter Indian River County. One would think they would not need 4 cruisers sitting in their parking lot for hours on end. LOL



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 05:11 AM
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Well, those people who keep asking 'what if' Russia or China invaded America, the rooskies and chinks would get more than a bloody nose, behind every blade of grass there is a rocket launcher. (to paraphrase our Japanese general)



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 05:44 AM
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So they can do no knock raids on the roof duh.

"Daddy smething's coming down the chimney - could it be santa"
*Flashbang*
"Florida State Police maggots!" *shoots dog* " Get down on the floor!"
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posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 05:47 AM
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originally posted by: baddmove

originally posted by: blacktie
a reply to: baddmove

58 ?????

must be a typo


That would be one "Mind Boggling Typo!"

I'm just reporting what I see.....


Unless I am mistaking about what you are talking about, 58 for 18 million is feasible. You can buy a working older Russian fighter jet for 100,000 - 150,000 dollars.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 05:59 AM
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a reply to: GogoVicMorrow

They didn't pay $18 million, they were valued at that when bought. They were sold to the county for a fraction of the cost. And the $18 million was for eight. The alleged 58 were valued at $53 million, which is another reason I'm almost positive it's a typo. That value puts each at less than a million a copy. A new Little Bird, which is pretty bare bones, comes in around $1.2 million.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 07:58 AM
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Eh.. depends on what they are. You can get a heli for a lot less, but I am admittedly out of the loop on the number sold and type.

I imagine they are older helis so you are saying someone can buy a fully functional Russian fighter jet for under 200,000, but an older heli is almost 2 million?
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