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Pentagon Ignored Own Study for Russian Helicopter

“To outfit Afghanistan’s security forces with new helicopters, the Pentagon bypassed U.S. companies and turned instead to Moscow for dozens of Russian Mi-17 rotorcraft at a cost of more than $1 billion. Pentagon officials assured skeptical members of Congress that the Department of Defense had made the right call. They repeatedly cited a top-secret 2010 study they said named the Mi-17 as the superior choice.”

“Turns out the study told a very different story,” according to unclassified excerpts obtained by the Associated Press.

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