Sunday, March 20, 2011

Missiles, fyi

Cost of a Tomahawk cruise missile: approximately $756,000 in 2011-dollars.

Cost of an AGM-86B cruise missile: $1,000,000.

Cost of a Harpoon cruise missile: $1,200,000.

Cost of an AGM-129 Advanced Cruise Missile: $4.0 million.

But there are other options. Maybe I'd feel better our defense budget if I had some reason to believe that we were paying reasonable prices for the hardware.