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Posts Tagged ‘flyaway cost’

Modern aircraft flyaway costs

Posted by picard578 on October 5, 2013

Costs

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Actual F-35 unit cost

Posted by picard578 on September 28, 2013

In 2012, Lockheed has been awarded ten contracts for LRIP Lot 5, with total value of 5,876 billion USD for 32 aircraft; thus per-unit airframe cost is 183,6 million USD. This, however, does not include the engine; engine for F-35A costs 38,4 million USD, which makes unit flyaway cost of 222 million USD for Lot 5. Lot 4 aircraft cost 179,2 million USD without the engine, with engine adding 39,4 million USD; unit flyaway cost is thus 218,6 million USD per aircraft.

This earlier article shows F-35 LRIP 5 cost to be 203,4 million USD, with F-35A costing 172 million USD, F-35B 291,7 million USD, and F-35C 235,8 million USD. It is easy to notice that STOVL version – which is source of many, though not all, problems with F-35s design – is the most expensive one. According to this article, unit flyaway costs were 195,5 million USD for F-35A and 216,6 million USD for F-35B and C in 2012, and 187,7 million USD for F-35A and 277,9 million USD for F-35B/C in 2013. 2014 request gives F-35A unit cost as 188,5 million USD.

Israel, which unlike other countries can not use US help to buy aircraft (which has effect bringing the cost way below actual production cost) was offered 75 F-35As for a price of 202,6 million USD per aircraft. Read the rest of this entry »

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