Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wrong-Way Allocation

Reader Michael Thomas points out the amazing story of this bandwidth sale in which the "U.S. Federal Communications Commission inadvertently sold the operating frequency band of the B-2 bomber’s Raytheon AN/APQ-181 radar to an obscure firm headed by a Russian-educated citizen of Mali." According to the article, "Installing new radar arrays on the 20 surviving jets will reportedly cost 'well over $1 billion.'"

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