Kiowa helicopters destined for a foreign partner arrive at Redstone Arsenal Airfield in Alabama in July 2015. Storing the aircraft in flight-ready condition saved the Army and the foreign partner money: The Army avoided the transportation and storage prep cost, and the foreign partner avoided the regeneration cost that would have been incurred with bringing them out of storage. (U.S. Army photo by Michelle Miller, USASAC Public Affairs)
Ukraine and the Pentagon’s potentially deadly garage sales

If history is any guide, these military surplus transfers demand more careful consideration than they are getting.