Here is an informational post about various weapon procurement costs to help inform our discussions. Unless otherwise noted, the cost data is from the FY19 Navy Budget Justification Book (1) and is the quantity and cost for FY19 purchase requests.
Weapon Qty Cost Unit Cost
ESSM 45 $98M $2.2M
RAM 120 $96M $0.8M
LRASM 25 $81M $3.2M
LCS OTH (NSM) 8 $18M $2.2M (note 1)
Standard SM-6 125 $490M $3.9M
Tomahawk 100 $234M $2.3M (note 2)
Mk48 Torpedo 45 $93M $2.1M
note 1 – presumed to be the Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile as all other contenders have dropped out of the purchase competition
note 2 - FY18 qty and cost; no purchase request in FY19
This post has no particular point – just information to help sharpen our discussions!
(1)Department of Defense Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Budget Estimates, February 2018, Navy Justification Book Volume 1 of 1, Weapons Procurement, Navy,