Keeping Jet Parts from Iran

1 decade 7 months 3 weeks ago Monday, July 02 2007 Jul 2, 2007 Monday, July 02, 2007 1:52:01 PM CDT July 02, 2007 in News
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon is paying a St. Louis contractor at least $900,000 to destroy old F-14s. The Pentagon would rather destroy the jet than sell the spares at the risk of their falling into the wrong hands, including Iran's. Within a workday, a $38 million fighter jet can be destroyed at a military boneyard for retired aircraft in Arizona. TRI-Rinse Incorporated in St. Louis won a three-year, $3.7 million contract to render surplus equipment useless for military purposes. The work includes the recent demolition of 23 Tomcats in Arizona, accounting for about $900,000 of TRI-Rinse's contract. The military is considering using the same process on its other F-14s.

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