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Air Force One's New Refrigerators Will Cost Nearly $24 Million

Air Force One's New Refrigerators Will Cost Nearly $24 Million”

The huge price tag the upgrade will cost the taxpayer according to the Air Force Spokesperson arises from the fact that the Presidential jet [VIDEO]is a unique plane, and the cost will also cover the numerous unique tests that will be undertaken by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Air Force One has no chill. The two jets are labeled "Air Force One" depending on whether or not President Trump is onboard, and both have been in service since 1990.

Defense One reported this week that two aging refrigerators on the aircraft will be replaced at a cost of nearly $24 million.

McSally, a former A-10 pilot, said Friday she had been in contact with Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson over the past several weeks to urge her to keep the entire A-10 fleet intact and include funding for the wings in their budget request for fiscal year 19.

"It's not a contractor issue, it is a requirements issue", Richard Aboulafia, vice president of analysis at the Teal Group consulting firm, told the website. And the Air Force can't exactly get them off the rack - the fridges have to be specially created to fit the highly modified airplane and withstand special testing. "It's not getting people rich".

"The units can't viably bolster mission prerequisites for sustenance stockpiling", Ann Stefanek disclosed to Defense One.

The Defense Department sent out a notice in late December explaining that Boeing "has been awarded a $23,657,671 contract for engineering support services for VC-25A G12/G13 chillers, including prototype design, manufacture/procurement, installation, and the testing of one prototype".

Although Trump has shown his knack for eating fast food while flying, Air Force One requirements show that at least 3,000 meals must be on the planes at all times. Numerous contractors that work on the presidential jet also must maintain high-level security clearances.

The size of the refrigerators is only part of the reason they cost so much.



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