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Air Force One’s new refrigerators cost taxpayers nearly $24M

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(CNN) – Air Force One is primed to get an upgrade that will include two new refrigerators expected to cost American taxpayers nearly $24 million.

The US Air Force awarded Boeing the contract in December to replace two of the five “cold chiller units” aboard the aircraft used by President Trump.

An Air Force spokesperson told CNN the units being replaced are the original equipment delivered with the plane in 1990.

News outlet “Defense One” highlighted the cost of the chillers earlier this week. It noted that because Air Force One is a one-of-a-kind aircraft, many of its components require unique testing by the FAA and that’s included in the price.

It also covers costs such as prototype design, manufacturing, and installation.

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