German auditors examining Eurocopter deal, placing the defense ministry again in the spotlight after an earlier scandal over a botched drone deal.
The Federal Court of Auditors had been checking the contract to buy new marine helicopters since the summer due to the “financial consequences” from a reduction in the order.
Although 202 helicopters were originally ordered, their number was later dropped to 157—but the overall cost only fell by around three percent of the original price, the magazine reported.
Eurocopter is owned by European aerospace giant EADS.
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by Tactical-Life / Dec 2, 2013