Skip to comments.Pak to get $65 million US warship ‘free of cost’
Posted on 04/27/2010 8:47:14 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
The Pakistan Navy has rebuked reports that it is acquiring an over 30-year old guided missile frigate from the United States for a whopping 64.77 million dollars, saying Pakistan would be getting the warship free of cost.
A Pakistan Navy spokesman said that the transfer of USS McInerney, a Oliver Perry class frigate, is being done under the Foreign Military Funding, according to which Pakistan would not have to pay a single dollar for the frigate. The naval frigate will be handed over to Pakistan on August 31 following which it would be refurbished according to the Pakistan Navys requirements under the US Navys supervision.
USS McInerney, which would be called PNS Alamgir after Pakistans acquisition, is likely to start its journey to Pakistan in January 2011 to join the Pakistan Navy.
It is worth mentioning here that Islamabad is negotiating with Washington for five more Oliver Perry class frigates.
(Excerpt) Read more at indianexpress.com ...
Perhaps they will pay in euros.
Better than it ending up as a sunken reef somewhere....
And we’ve already given some away to Bahrain, Egypt, Poland, and Turkey.
The short-hulled Perry’s are being/have already been retired, and the long hulled ones are being modified essentially toothless.
Great 70’s technology that is a bit dated now.
If the Navy is giving out warship’s for free, I want one.
You must be rich to be able to afford the diesel for that rig!
Just keep it in dock and throw parties
If you are a muslim or muslim country who supports terrorism then O might give you the Nimitz.
He can collect used cooking oil...lots of used cooking oil.
Don't worry. The U.S. taxpayer will pick up the tab!
Foreign welfare alert!
And you have the money to maintain one of these monstrosities?
No, but get a group of people to invest in the boat.
Put a couple of Phalanx systems fore and aft, go out to the East Coast of Africa and go pirate hunting. On a mercenary basis, of course, to finance the trip and provide a little pocket money afterward.
Its not possible.Just find people with deep pockets who would like to have private parties on a warship.
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
Oh well, Just frigate about it then.
Strengthening Islamic countries is just foolish.
Perhaps they will pay in euros.
Perhaps they will pay in suicide bombs, with free delivery to any US destination...
>>> free of cost
Since ww2 the US has provided many of our smaller cast-offs to friendly Navies. Some for a token payment, many for no payment. What’s so special about this instance?
>>> Don’t worry. The U.S. taxpayer will pick up the tab!
What tab? The ship has depreciated to zero value for the USN. The taxpayer got its value and then the ship was decommissioned. The Perry’s aren’t coming back to USN service.
And as opposed to the taxpayer continuing to pay the storage and upkeep costs for an obsolete and essentially useless hulk?
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