What is a "Tomohawk" missle? I googled it, and got nothing. I do see some
posts about a "Tomahawk" missle. I would imagine that the OP would have the
intelligence to know at least how to spell what he was asking about.
Heart surgery pending?
So how many high tech wonders of the world origninated and are based
in the "UK? Intel? Microsoft? Cisco? AMD? Boeing? IBM?
HP? Do you even have one company that produces
computer chips that is British? Notice I said produces, so that
out ARM, which is just a modest design firm. There is one huge UK
semicondutor plant, owned and operated by Intel, a US company,
Unbelievable that you keep bringing this up, after all the times
made an ass of yourself. Anything else I can help you out with?
You could be fixed tomorrow too. Hope you get your head cracked
at your next leftist riot over there.
Hellfires are $82k per copy. Don't know about Tomahawk. That is a larger
surface launched missile, right? Love watching the Hellfire strikes on
youtube. Now you see 'em, now you don't.
Heart surgery pending?
Tomahawk ~3000 lbs
Helfire range ~8km
Tomahawk range ~2500km
Based on performance & capacity ..... those Tomahawks look like a
But I wouldn't waste one even on heavy armor.
later (current?) procurement cycle supposed to reduce cost by ~50%
thus getting it down to ~ 1/2 million each
Our first 12 production units for the AH-64 Apache 30mm Ammunition
Magazine cost ~$150k each (1982) by the third production buy (120
units) we'd gotten the price down to $50k each.
Cost reduction is driven by learning curve, value engineering design
changes and lot size increases.
Wrong again. :(
We bid these projects & supplied the machinery on a Firm Fixed Price
Bids were audited prior to award. Fee (profit) was negotiated base
on bid prices.
If we came came up with cheaper ways to make the item...... the bid
for the "next" buy had to include this cost reductions.
You don't know anything about the bid & procurement process.
Don't let the facts confuse you.
You're way too smart for me. You're the expert.
By reducing cost, over time we actually drove down our total revenues
and the overall cost to the govt.
Over the life of the system..... the govt realized many times more $'s
in system savings than we realized in profits.
It was a win for us but it was a WIN for the govt.
We made $2M in "extra" profit, the govt saved $20M in reduced
costs......seems more than fair to me.
And we paid taxes on the $2M to boot.
Thank you great-great-great grandpa Price for leaving England and
coming to America.
says $569,000 each.
it doesn't say if that includes warhead.
I doubt it. a nuke WH(TLAM-N) would substantially raise the cost.
I don't believe the conventional WH is going to cost $831K,more than the
You don't risk a pilot....
but you usually get the piloted aircraft back and can reuse it.
and you can attack multiple targets,and targets of opportunity.
TLAM is good for high-risk targets.
Much about this on the news a few days ago, although I can't find
sources at the moment. What I remember: The '99 price of a cruise
missile is ~600K, Raytheon is now the main contractor and has made
modifications upping the cost. Some of the mods include being able to
change course of the missile in flight. Late model tomahawks are more
like 1.4 M. Prices also vary by launch platform and other variants,
Hard to say just what the cost is of the ones being expended.
It's a lot of money compared to other smart weapons, but the
outstanding value is that they can be deployed against any target
without risking air frames and air crews. They can also be sent off in
large numbers quickly. That is why you see them used so extensively
early in air campaigns, the trend is toward using these very early on to
take down air defences and heavily defended targets.
There probably will be very few more expended and there appears to be
a large inventory of them so there is no pressing need to replenish as
there are more in the pipeline (~200/year). There likely won't be
additional requested. Note that the US is deploying AC130 gunships and
you don't do that unless you own the airspace.
Something here on aircraft involved:
Considering how fast the conflict blew up in Libya it's a nice bit of
work getting all the forces and countries involved put together.
Obviously there was a lot of planning involved early on, and it appears
that they were on the move even as the politics were working their course.
On a side note, the sudden ebb and flow of military fortunes in Libya
is nothing new. These are the same towns that flowed back and forth
between axis and allies in WWII. Then as now, controlling the air over
land that you can't hide in, is key.
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