Procurement: Used Hueys In Demand


June 10,2008: The Philippines is buying ten UH-1H helicopters from Singapore, for $900,000 each. Singapore is replacing all its older military helicopters with UH-60s and AH-64s. Singapore has a per-capita income of nearly $50,000, while the Philippines has a per capita income of about $1,400. The Philippines has a population (90 million) that is 20 times larger than Singapore's, but is beset by corruption, and two rebel movements (one Moslem, the other communist). So the Philippines buys second hand whenever possible. Singapore obtained its UH-1H helicopters in the late 1970s, and has maintained them well ever since. The UH-1 ("Huey") earned a solid reputation during the Vietnam war. With continued good maintenance, the UH-1Hs should be good for another decade of use.


Article Archive

Procurement: Current 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 



Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close