The hourly cost of operating the US Army fighter fleet [Infographic]
Modern military fighter jets are extremely expensive to procure, with a single F-35A unit costing $98 million, according to
According Data from the Ministry of Defensethe
Across the Navy and Marine Corps, the cost of keeping aircraft operational is also relatively low compared to fielding the new 5th generation fighters. The hourly bill to keep an AV-8B Harrier in the air is about $13,700, while a two-seat FA-18F costs about $10,500. F-22As are actively bombing ISIS targets in Syria, but with such huge hourly operating costs, shouldn’t other platforms be doing the same job at a fraction of the cost?
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