Bombing Pricelist: How Much US Ammunition Costs


The Pentagon, focusing on the concept of contactless war, quickly began to wastefully exploit its bomb arsenals, which consist of far from cast-iron blanks, but are replenished with rather expensive products.


Only in 2019 American aviation used 7423 ammunition of various types in Afghanistan and another 4729 in Iraq and Syria. In this regard, the price list presented by The War Zone is interesting.

As the publication indicates, it should be noted that prices fluctuate, "in some cases wildly," depending on various factors, including cost reduction when buying a large batch. This requires their differentiation according to the combat arms. You must also understand that there are specialized versions of ammunition that can cost significantly more than their more massive "brothers." At the same time, their price is averaged.

Air-to-air missiles:

AIM-9X Sidewinder (Air Force) - $ 472
AIM-9X Sidewinder (Navy) - $ 430
AIM-120D Advanced Medium-Range Air to Air Missile (AMRAAM) (Air Force) - $ 1,095 million
AIM-120D Advanced Medium-Range Air to Air Missile (AMRAAM) (Navy) - $ 995 018 thousand


AIM-9X



AIM-120


Air-to-surface missiles:

AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Managed Missile-Extended Range (AARGM-ER) (Navy) - $ 6,149 million
AGM-114 Hellfire (Air Force) - $ 70
AGM-114 Hellfire (Army) - $ 213
AGM-114 Hellfire (Navy) - $ 45
AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) (Air Force) - $ 1,266 million
AGM-158C Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) (Air Force) - $ 3,960 million
AGM-158C Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) (Navy) - $ 3,518 million
AGM-179A Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) (Army) - $ 324
AGM-179A Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) (Navy) - $ 243


AGM-114



AGM-158



AGM-158C



AGM-179A


High precision bombs:

GBU-39 / B Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) (Air Force) - $ 39
GBU-53 / B StormBreaker / Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) (Air Force) - $ 195
GBU-53 / B StormBreaker / Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) (Navy) - $ 220
Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) (Air Force) - $ 21
Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) (Navy) - $ 22


JDAM


The so-called "cast iron" is also far from cheap. According to the Air Force budget, a 82-pound Mk500 standard unguided bomb will cost $ 4 per unit, while a 000-pound Mk2000 class unguided bomb costs $ 84 apiece.

Thus, as can be seen from the selection presented by The War Zone, the most expensive ammunition costing more than $ 6 million is AARGM-ER. This is a long-range anti-radar missile, which is planned to be integrated into the armament of the F / A-18E / F, EA-18G and F-35A / C aircraft. The second place goes to the AGM-158C, which costs $ 4 million. This is a long-range anti-ship missile designed to replace the Harpoon. The third position was held by the AGM-158, for which it would be necessary to pay almost $ 1,3 million. This is a high-precision missile defense system designed to hit important, highly protected stationary and moving targets.
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  1. Pessimist22 19 February 2020 06: 10 New
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    And the country pays for buying up US debts, including Russia.
    1. tuts 19 February 2020 07: 00 New
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      Not paid but subsidized by inflating American sovereign debt
      On the other hand, in order for the states to pay it off, you only need to turn on the printing press with a million dollar bill for three days, pay off your debts and launch a new currency with the old
      1. bessmertniy 19 February 2020 07: 10 New
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        We bought their debts, and they financed anti-Russian activities for this, set trade barriers for us and imposed sanctions. negative
        1. tuts 19 February 2020 18: 05 New
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          Yes ,
          Moreover, we do not need to imagine much about ourselves, Americans are financing anti-government activities in at least 120 countries, this is their national policy to prevent everyone else (both allies and opponents) from developing
          https://russian.rt.com/tag/ssha-proslushka
    2. Vladimir_2U 19 February 2020 07: 06 New
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      I bought a liter of Coca-Cola, bought a cartridge for the M-16 for the US Army.
      1. Thrall 19 February 2020 08: 55 New
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        Quote: Vladimir_2U
        I bought a liter of Coca-Cola, bought a cartridge for the M-16 for the US Army.

      2. orionvitt 19 February 2020 09: 13 New
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        From the same series. Using licensed Windows, you sponsor the US military.
        Quote: Vladimir_2U
        I bought a liter of Coca-Cola, bought a cartridge for the M-16 for the US Army.
    3. spirit 19 February 2020 07: 29 New
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      At least something could be earned on these securities, they are now growing in price because people, in the face of the threat of crisis, get rid of ordinary securities and invest in this Treasury as the most reliable asset. Our unique clients, headed by Fiery Elvira, sold all this before the peak growth and stupidly bought the same US dollars on them and put them in European banks, since the comrades from the Central Bank didn’t have enough mind to use this money hi
    4. Zaurbek 19 February 2020 07: 31 New
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      Not really ... just countries using the dollar in mutual settlements. US imitate dollars. and we all save this dollar from inflation. Buying up debts is one of the tools.
  2. Obi-Wan Kenobi 19 February 2020 06: 18 New
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    Yes, and do not care about American spending. Let their taxpayers have a headache about it.
    You write about our expenses in Syria.
    How much bombs, missiles, the cost of sorties, etc. How much does Russia cost one day of war in Syria?
    This interesting reading will be!
    It will be clear how much they swell in Syria and still swell.
    1. Fantazer911 19 February 2020 07: 34 New
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      Russia in Syria does not carry democracy according to the US pattern, but destroys militants created by the USA and sponsored by Turkey, don’t count other people's money, don’t destroy the infection, they’ll climb into our houses tomorrow, Europe has grabbed the problems on your head, you want it to be the same ?
      Therefore, you minus me! hi
      1. Obi-Wan Kenobi 19 February 2020 07: 51 New
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        Russia in Syria does not carry democracy according to the US pattern, but destroys militants created by the USA and sponsored by Turkey, don’t count other people's money, don’t destroy the infection, they’ll climb into our houses tomorrow

        Your nickname - Fantazer911 - is fully justified.
        You are watching Solovyov and Kiselyov less and listening less.
        Instead, learn to think with your own head and learn to analyze what is happening around you.
        You will learn a lot of new things, although in your case ...
        Yes, and at the expense of cons. I’ve said it many times, and I’ll repeat it again -
        I have minuses NAPLEVA-AT-AT!
        Clear?
        1. Thrall 19 February 2020 09: 06 New
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          Quote: Obi Wan Kenobi
          how many swelled into Syria and still swell

          Ask how many more "swell" in 1941-1945
          1. Alex Justice 19 February 2020 17: 39 New
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            Syria, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Korea, etc. cannot be compared with the war to defend the Fatherland.
            1. mikstepanenko 19 February 2020 21: 46 New
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              Syria, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Korea, etc. cannot be compared with the war to defend the Fatherland.
              The war in Korea avoided the atomic bombing of Soviet cities. Syria - it is better to grind ISIS, etc. there, than to wait for them here (Chechnya taught nothing?). Further down the list is about the same.
        2. orionvitt 19 February 2020 09: 29 New
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          Are you not one of those random ones like "we are power here"?
          Quote: Obi Wan Kenobi
          Instead, learn to think with your own head and learn to analyze what is happening around you.
          All your “analysis” and all your statements come down to one “we all lie.” Heard already. By the way, have they donated Navalny for a long time?
      2. SOVIET UNION 2 19 February 2020 08: 42 New
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        Russia in Syria does not carry democracy according to the US pattern, but destroys militants created by the USA and sponsored by Turkey, don’t count other people's money, don’t destroy the infection, they’ll climb into our houses tomorrow,

        Maybe Russia does not bear democracy. But where is the world in LDNR? Where is the peace in Syria? What brought Russia positive? How is Russia different from the USA? Ukrainians fired at LDNR, and fired. The Syrians were both killed and bombed, so killed and bombed. This can be done in Israel, and Turkey, and in the states. Or maybe Russia and the states are partners? And really! Maybe this is all business and there is a section of spheres of influence?
      3. Aleks2048 19 February 2020 08: 49 New
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        Not just because a person asked a question
        How much does Russia cost one day of war in Syria?
        This interesting reading will be!
        It will be clear how much they swell in Syria and still swell.


        In reply
        don’t destroy the infection, they’ll climb into our houses tomorrow,


        Or maybe the answer is wrong? Maybe if we were going to protect ourselves, then it would be cheaper to equip the border of the Russian Federation. How interesting is a kilometer of border equipped with the latest technology? How much does gearbox equipment cost? At the airport, seaport, train station?
        After comparing these figures, it will be possible to answer which is better for the Russian Federation ... Well, at the same time, evaluate the decisions taken by the Russian leadership.
        And so fortunetelling on coffee grounds.
    2. SOVIET UNION 2 19 February 2020 08: 27 New
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      When the price of oil was above $ 100, Putin sarcastically remarked that below $ 70 was unprofitable for the states. This is lower than the cost of producing oil shale. At the same time, he also sarcastically expressed his attitude to Assad. And what did Putin say when the price dropped to 20-30 bucks? we are threatened by terrorists and they need to be wetted at distant approaches! Who was wet? Oil tankers! What did Putin say? Pipe from horizon to horizon! Erdogan’s business has suffered. He was offered the Turkish Stream. Accidentally. Or beat off lower oil and gas prices? [quote
      [/ quote] Thus, according to new estimates by Rosstat, the share of mining increased (from 34,1% in 2010 to 38,9% in 2018), while manufacturing, on the contrary, decreased from 53,2 to 50,7%. Their contribution to overall industry growth came as a surprise, says VTB Capital’s chief economist Alexander Isakov. The share of the oil and gas sector also increased in the structure of manufacturing industries. Thus, the share of petroleum product production increased from 17 to 23%, while metallurgical production and engineering, on the contrary, decreased. ]
      [quoteIt will be clear how much we swelled into Syria and still swell.] [/ quote]
    3. Grigory_45 19 February 2020 09: 54 New
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      Quote: Obi Wan Kenobi
      You write about our expenses in Syria.
      How much bombs, missiles, the cost of sorties, etc. How much does Russia cost one day of war in Syria?

      I'm afraid we will never know. For their people (taxpayers, whose money, in fact, is a war), this information is classified under secret.
      Nowhere have I even met info on the cost of the flight hour of combat aircraft. For the Americans, this is almost in the public domain.
  3. Antidote 19 February 2020 06: 19 New
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    The meaning of counting other people's money is not entirely clear.
    1. Same lech 19 February 2020 06: 22 New
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      The meaning of counting other people's money is not entirely clear.

      It makes sense that we do not repeat the mistakes of the Americans.
      They created the F-35 and F-22 for fabulous money, but in general they are of little use.
      1. SOVIET UNION 2 19 February 2020 08: 50 New
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        Well then, depending on how you count! It doesn’t matter what the F-35 is. It is important how much I have had from this! Do you cut a chip? And what are the mistakes of the Americans? Subtle calculation and nothing more! After all, capitalism!
      2. SovAr238A 19 February 2020 09: 07 New
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        Quote: The same Lech

        It makes sense that we do not repeat the mistakes of the Americans.
        They created the F-35 and F-22 for fabulous money, but in general they are of little use.


        Why are we creating the Su-57?
        Why are we creating new rockets and new bombs?

        If you think that they will be cheaper just because. that they are Russian - I note that you should study the production economy. Well, there about the cost and what it is made up of.
    2. rotmistr60 19 February 2020 06: 41 New
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      Antidote
      The meaning of counting other people's money is not entirely clear.
      So it’s not we who consider strangers, it is the Americans who count their money. If you have noticed, the information provided by The War Zone is provided.
      1. SOVIET UNION 2 19 February 2020 09: 00 New
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        There is another question of the calculation method. Well, let's say we spent a million on a rocket launch. What destroyed for this million? How much damage was done? Here our Caliber smashed an earthen hut. Is it a victory or a zilch? A rocket carrier smashed. Is it a victory or a zilch? The MiG rocket smashed, this is clearly a victory! The tank burned out of the rocket, this is also a victory! Therefore, the calculations are not so simple!
    3. aszzz888 19 February 2020 07: 39 New
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      Antidote (Paul) Today, 06:19
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      The meaning of counting other people's money is not entirely clear.
      Well, at least for general development; for comparison; to understand the value of the military products of our enemy, etc. Basically I do not put a minus. And here's another, if serg.shishkov2015 (Sergey Borisovich Shishkov) allows me to quote his post "An interesting article! This issue of the cost of one piece of ammunition has not come across to me! Informative!"
    4. SOVIET UNION 2 19 February 2020 08: 47 New
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      And what is incomprehensible? Consider someone else's money what's wrong? How much they spent, how much they burned out! Everything is in the spirit of capitalism! The competitor spent so much. On so much burned. All the life of capitalism it has been! This is called competition!
  4. serg.shishkov2015 19 February 2020 06: 39 New
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    Interesting article! This question of the cost of one piece of ammunition did not come across to me! Informative!
  5. rocket757 19 February 2020 06: 41 New
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    As the publication indicates, it should be noted that prices fluctuate, "in some cases wildly," depending on various factors, including cost reduction when buying a large batch.

    In short, "litter with babosikami" !!! The economics of war, what else can I say ... however, this is the economics of the "war of the stripes".
    Honestly, the contactless method has its advantages, this is also true and it will not be harmful to anyone.
    Expensive, but military people will be more whole.
    1. Rurikovich 19 February 2020 06: 50 New
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      Quote: rocket757
      In short, "litter with babosikami" !!!

      What are they! wink Fed will print as much as necessary and will be washed through another war bully
      1. rocket757 19 February 2020 07: 27 New
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        Quote: Rurikovich
        Quote: rocket757
        In short, "litter with babosikami" !!!

        What are they! wink Fed will print as much as necessary and will be washed through another war bully

        This is YES ... at tsu due, as usual! Oh, they got the hang of doing it.
      2. SOVIET UNION 2 19 February 2020 09: 05 New
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        Not so simple. They will print it. Bombed and driven into the Stone Age. What is the main thing here? The main thing that will be driven into the Stone Age and will make a debtor for life! Why do printed papers have weight? Because they are provided with modern technology. And why paper dushmans have no weight? Because they are not provided with any modern technology!
        1. rocket757 19 February 2020 09: 39 New
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          The answer is "simple", which many have understood. Make a "vigorous" baton, then they will not fly and bomb.
    2. orionvitt 19 February 2020 09: 34 New
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      Quote: rocket757
      In short, "litter with babosikami" !!! Economics of war, what else can I say

      It would be nothing if at your own expense. But the fact of the matter is that the US economy is paid for by the whole world. As soon as he "picked up" the dollar, he had already contributed to the US military budget.
      1. rocket757 19 February 2020 09: 41 New
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        This is not news .. but it is repeated again and again until the SYSTEM of striped control over world finances is destroyed once and for all.
        1. orionvitt 19 February 2020 09: 44 New
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          Quote: rocket757
          That's not news .

          Yes, this is not news, it is a given. Which for some reason, many cannot understand, claiming that "America lives for its own."
          1. rocket757 19 February 2020 09: 50 New
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            Quote: orionvitt
            for some reason, many cannot understand, claiming that "America lives for its own."

            This is a mantra ... flawed, refusing to understand, try to understand, they must repeat it "before and after food" otherwise their world will crumble.
  6. Lamata 19 February 2020 07: 04 New
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    Here are the cuts there, probably !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1. rocket757 19 February 2020 07: 28 New
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      Not without it, of course. But, there are still many gangster ways backed up by serious force.
  7. Zaurbek 19 February 2020 07: 32 New
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    It is interesting to look at our layout .. what and how much.?
    1. Naz
      Naz 19 February 2020 08: 31 New
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      So it should be that someone else's boblo count, spend, then they can.
    2. SovAr238A 19 February 2020 09: 08 New
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      Quote: Zaurbek
      It is interesting to look at our layout .. what and how much.?


      As much if not more expensive.
      And I find it more expensive.
      1. Zaurbek 19 February 2020 09: 11 New
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        Corr ammunition depends on the production flow .... some sort of Cornet or MANPADS is probably much cheaper in our direction .... and I don’t know the caliber of the new caliber or new corr .... or Su57.
        1. SovAr238A 19 February 2020 09: 21 New
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          Quote: Zaurbek
          Corr ammunition depends on the production flow .... some sort of Cornet or MANPADS is probably much cheaper in our direction .... and I don’t know the caliber of the new caliber or new corr .... or Su57.

          Any production depends on many reasons:
          This is a modern design school.
          This is the material and technological base with a fleet of the most modern machines and equipment.
          These are specialists working on these machines.
          This applies to every supplier supplier, of which several thousand are on the same Su-57 aircraft.
          This is the number of devices in the series.

          Yes, we can assemble an excellent aircraft, but since our designers easily pull the beam of a light transport vehicle by 2 tons, we understand. that with the designers as it’s not very.
          With the material and technical base, everything is generally seams.
          Composites were cut off for us - and the MC-21 got up for 3-4 years.
          Machine tools from the Czech Republic were cut off to us - and the Armat project was already being discussed as inappropriate.
          With electronics, logistics - everything is very bad in fact.
          For in case of piece production on backward machines and with a low level of skill of workers, the reject rate reaches 90%. Which must be included in the cost.

          And if they tell me that we have super-specialists in factories, then I will only laugh.
          We do not need single super specialists, we need a modern machine park with personnel who can work on these machines and technologists who can write the right cards.
          1. Zaurbek 19 February 2020 11: 05 New
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            The price of the plant also depends on the flow rate .... and as for the beam .. first you want to pay an engineer 30t.r./month, and then require a HiTech product from him. And the student then does not go to study for this profession, but goes to the economics faculty and becomes a manager.
            1. SovAr238A 20 February 2020 19: 06 New
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              Quote: Zaurbek
              The price of the plant also depends on the flow rate .... and as for the beam .. first you want to pay an engineer 30t.r./month, and then require a HiTech product from him. And the student then does not go to study for this profession, but goes to the economics faculty and becomes a manager.

              Those. you are aware of the state of production processes now, right? Then the question is, if everyone knows, then why the hell is the myth about our modern design school and the cheapness of our weapons?
              1. Zaurbek 20 February 2020 22: 37 New
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                The leadership received money 10 years ago and thought that money was weapons tomorrow ... but there were no more engineers and hard workers with divorces. Where do you think Skills competitions have gone now? But in general, the global trend, a decrease in the popularity of engineering professions in developed countries ...
  8. Chaldon48 19 February 2020 07: 41 New
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    The air-to-air missiles, I believe, are not consumed.
    1. Lamata 19 February 2020 08: 33 New
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      BUT purchased
    2. Grigory_45 19 February 2020 09: 46 New
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      Quote: Chaldon48
      Air-to-air missiles, I suppose not consumed

      why so? In addition, each rocket is designed for a strictly defined number of takeoffs and landings - then it must either be sent to the factory for maintenance or written off.
  9. Yrec 19 February 2020 09: 43 New
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    Quote: Pessimist22
    And the country pays for buying up US debts, including Russia.

    Exactly, while you have a hundred bucks “on a rainy day” under the mattress, consider that the Pentagon’s budget also has your feasible contribution. By the way, any person who has dollars has US jurisdiction, so I advise you to observe American laws if you have dollars wassat
  10. Grigory_45 19 February 2020 09: 45 New
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    AIM-9X Sidewinder (Air Force) - $ 472
    AIM-9X Sidewinder (Navy) - $ 430

    I wonder why ammunition for the Navy is cheaper than for the Air Force? In theory, the first should be more expensive - the operation of carrier-based aviation presents more stringent requirements for weapons. Or is it all about the volume of the series? ..
  11. bogart047 19 February 2020 13: 04 New
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    are they made of gold with these ammunition? Noble cut, Serdyukov should toss and turn in a coffin ... I hope, soon
  12. Lexus 19 February 2020 18: 09 New
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    What difference does it cost? The loser will always pay for the war (Libyan $ 150 billion is still “frozen” in Western banks, like Iranian and Iraqi funds, drug flows from Afghanistan are also clear who covers and “milks”). And expensive modern weapons are orders of magnitude more effective than "cheap" ones that do not meet current requirements. There is nothing to be done. "Clamping" on weapons and ammunition is more expensive.
  13. Alf
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    The realities of modern warfare.
  14. ugol2 20 February 2020 00: 11 New
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    Why should they count money?
    The machine will still print