Ground Combat Unit Costs

(Updated 12 February 2013)

Defense Department Budget Summaries

References:
FY1980 DoD Budget Summary [For FY78 Procurement]
FY1981 DoD Budget Summary [For FY79 Procurement]
FY1982 DoD Budget Summary [For FY80 Procurement]
FY1983 DoD Budget Summary [For FY81 Procurement]
FY1984 DoD Budget Summary [For FY82 Procurement]
FY1986 DoD Budget Summary [For FY84 Procurement]
FY1988 DoD Budget Summary
[for FY86 Procurement]
FY1989 DoD Budget Summary [for FY87 Procurement]
FY1990 DoD Budget Summary [for FY88 Procurement]

Direct Ground Combat Systems

Platform

FY

QTY

Total Cost
($ mil. / then yr)

Cost Per Unit
($ / then yr)

Cost Per Unit
($ / 2010)

M60 Series

FY78

840

521.3

$620,595.24

$2,075,529.37

M60 Series

FY79

410

345

$841,463.41

$2,527,357.39

M60A3

FY80

106

111

$1,047,169.81

$2,771,136.66

M60A1 to M60A3 Modernization

FY80

296

135.4

$457,432.43

$1,210,508.33

M60A1 to M60A3 Modernization

FY82

534

146.6

$274,531.84

$620,345.22

M1 Abrams

FY79

110

372.9

$3,390,000.00

$10,181,953.72

M1 Abrams

FY80

309

717.8

$2,322,977.35

$6,147,319.76

M1 Abrams

FY81

569

1482.2

$2,604,920.91

$6,248,829.87

M1 Abrams

FY82

700

1570.3

$2,243,285.71

$5,069,035.33

M1 Abrams

FY84

840

1827.4

$2,175,476.19

$4,565,694.28

M1A1 Abrams

FY86

790

1752.5

$2,218,354.43

$4,413,553.77

M1A1 Abrams

FY87

810

1793

$2,213,580.25

$4,248,982.87

M1A1/M1A2 Abrams

FY88

689

1735.9

$2,519,448.48

$4,643,963.29

M113 Series

FY78

960

72.1

$75,104.17

$251,179.67

M113 Series

FY79

512

44.5

$86,914.06

$261,048.66

M113 Product Improvement (Dieselization etc)

FY79

1,100

34.7

$31,545.45

$94,747.60

M2/M3 Bradley

FY80

100

226.4

$2,264,000.00

$5,991,247.38

M2/M3 Bradley

FY81

400

668.7

$1,671,750.00

$4,010,287.33

M2/M3 Bradley

FY82

600

898.7

$1,497,833.33

$3,384,575.60

M2/M3 Bradley

FY84

600

909

$1,515,000.00

$3,179,546.10

M2A1/M3A1 Bradley

FY86

716

735.6

$1,027,374.30

$2,044,024.92

M2A1/M3A1 Bradley

FY87

662

804.5

$1,215,256.80

$2,332,693.98

M2A1/M3A1 Bradley

FY88

550

701.2

$1,274,909.09

$2,349,971.06

LAV

FY84

236

171.5

$726,694.92

$1,525,122.10

AAV7

FY82

30

71.8

$2,393,333.33

$5,408,090.09

AAV7

FY84

569

219.6

$385,940.25

$809,976.77

Tactical Aviation

Platform

FY

QTY

Total Cost
($ mil. / then yr)

Cost Per Unit
($ / then yr)

Cost Per Unit
($ / 2010)

UH-60 Blackhawk

FY78

56

235.6

$4,207,142.86

$14,070,440.84

UH-60 Blackhawk

FY80

94

380.7

$4,050,000.00

$10,717,558.25

UH-60 Blackhawk

FY81

80

486.5

$6,081,250.00

$14,588,042.35

UH-60 Blackhawk

FY82

96

638.2

$6,647,916.67

$15,021,949.40

UH-60 Blackhawk

FY84

84

431.5

$5,136,904.76

$10,780,874.93

UH-60 Blackhawk

FY86

78

386.1

$4,950,000.00

$9,848,332.12

UH-60 Blackhawk

FY88

72

492.4

$6,838,888.89

$12,605,754.48

AH-1S Cobra-TOW
(AH-1G to AH-1S)

FY78

11

57.7

$5,245,454.55

$17,542,988.29

AH-1S Cobra-TOW
(AH-1G to AH-1S)

FY79

137

184.8

$1,348,905.11

$4,051,471.80

AH-1S Cobra-TOW
(New Build)

FY78

83

141.3

$1,702,409.64

$5,693,568.04

AH-1S Cobra-TOW
(New Build)

FY79

66

118.7

$1,798,484.85

$5,401,796.31

AH-1S Cobra-TOW
(New Build)

FY80

12

29.5

$2,458,333.33

$6,505,513.75

AH-1W Cobra

FY86

22

179.2

$8,145,454.55

$16,205,887.19

AH-1W Cobra

FY88

34

241.4

$7,100,000.00

$13,087,046.49

AH-64 Apache

FY82

11

537.5

$48,863,636.36

$110,414,601.98

AH-64 Apache

FY84

112

1360.4

$12,146,428.57

$25,491,834.73

AH-64 Apache

FY86

116

1096.5

$9,452,586.21

$18,806,506.73

AH-64 Apache

FY87

101

1108.2

$10,972,277.23

$21,061,363.41

CH-47D

FY82

19

224.4

$11,810,526.32

$26,687,628.25

CH-47D

FY86

48

275.2

$5,733,333.33

$11,406,822.38

CH-53

FY81

14

235.3

$16,807,142.86

$40,317,913.56

CH-53E

FY80

15

209.8

$13,986,666.67

$37,013,065.37

CH-53E

FY84

11

187.8

$17,072,727.27

$35,830,708.55

CH-53E

FY86

4

59.1

$14,775,000.00

$29,395,779.20

CH/MH-53E

FY88

14

250.5

$17,892,857.14

$32,980,937.08

Direct Combat Missiles

Platform

FY

QTY

Total Cost
($ mil. / then yr)

Cost Per Unit
($ / then yr)

Cost Per Unit
($ / 2010)

Light anti-Tank weapon (M72A3?)

FY82

60,000

98.6

$1,643.33

$3,713.35

BGM-71 TOW

FY78

12,261

75.9

$6,190.36

$20,703.15

BGM-71 TOW

FY79

9,600

42.3

$4,406.25

$13,234.29

BGM-71 TOW

FY80

6,260

28.7

$4,584.66

$12,132.45

BGM-71 TOW

FY81

12,000

100.9

$8,408.33

$20,170.38

BGM-71 TOW

FY82

12,674

151.8

$11,977.28

$27,064.42

BGM-71 TOW

FY84

20,200

215.5

$10,668.32

$22,389.71

AGM-114 Hellfire

FY82

680

119.7

$176,029.41

$397,764.45

AGM-114 Hellfire

FY84

4,870

235.5

$48,357.29

$101,487.94

Artillery Systems

Platform

FY

QTY

Total Cost
($ mil. / then yr)

Cost Per Unit
($ / then yr)

Cost Per Unit
($ / 2010)

M109A2 155mm SPH

FY78

250

98.2

$392,800.00

$1,313,687.07

M109A2 155mm SPH

FY79

250

98.2

$392,800.00

$1,179,785.08

M109A2 155mm SPH

FY80

96

45.6

$475,000.00

$1,256,997.57

M109A2 155mm SPH

FY84

120

87.2

$726,666.67

$1,525,062.82

M992 Field Artillery Support Vehicle (FAASV)

FY84

120

59.1

$492,500.00

$1,033,614.82

M198 155mm Howitzer

FY79

107

28.1

$262,616.82

$788,776.50

M198 155mm Howitzer

FY80

74

21.8

$294,594.59

$779,588.82

M198 155mm Howitzer

FY81

228

71.8

$314,912.28

$755,429.18

M198 155mm Howitzer

FY82

363

129.9

$357,851.24

$808,617.72

155mm Copperhead Shell

FY80

2,100

71.2

$33,904.76

$89,722.53

155mm Copperhead Shell

FY81

3,125

117.6

$37,632.00

$90,273.74

Copperhead Ground Laser Locator Designator (GLLD)

FY80

80

26.5

$331,250.00

$876,590.41

Copperhead Ground Laser Locator Designator (GLLD)

FY81

90

21.3

$236,666.67

$567,729.23

Copperhead Ground Laser Locator Designator (GLLD)

FY82

225

58.7

$260,888.89

$589,516.97

Copperhead Ground Laser Locator Designator (GLLD)

FY84

200

45.6

$228,000.00

$478,505.95

M119 105mm Howitzer

FY88

76

40.7

$535,526.32

$987,106.73

MLRS Rocket

FY80

1,374

61.9

$45,050.95

$119,218.80

MLRS Rocket

FY81

2,340

115.6

$49,401.71

$118,507.58

MLRS
(68 firing units, 2,496 missiles)

FY82

2,496

203.3

$81,450.32

$184,049.03

MLRS
(76 Firing Units, 36,000 missiles)

FY84

36,000

545.4

$15,150.00

$31,795.46

MLRS Rocket

FY86

72,000

469.1

$6,515.28

$12,962.55

Land Anti-Aircraft Systems

Platform

FY

QTY

Total Cost
($ mil. / then yr)

Cost Per Unit
($ / then yr)

Cost Per Unit
($ / 2010)

AN/TPQ-37 / AN/TPQ-36 Radars

FY79

35

90.1

$2,574,285.71

$7,731,934.51

MIM-72 Chaparral

FY78

870

34.1

$39,195.40

$131,085.78

MIM-72 Chaparral

FY79

850

35.1

$41,294.12

$124,027.96

M247 Sergeant York
(DIVAD)

FY82

50

375.2

$7,504,000.00

$16,956,396.10

MIM-23B I-HAWK

FY78

559

96.9

$173,345.26

$579,738.86

MIM-23B I-HAWK

FY79

608

73.8

$121,381.58

$364,572.75

MIM-23B I-HAWK

FY80

197

32.5

$164,974.62

$436,574.10

MIM-23B I-HAWK

FY84

400

97

$242,500.00

$508,937.25

MIM-23B I-HAWK

FY86

550

203.4

$369,818.18

$735,776.22

MIM-23B I-HAWK

FY88

525

134.4

$256,000.00

$471,870.97

PATRIOT

FY80

155

396.00

$2,554,838.71

$6,760,896.96

PATRIOT

FY81

130

462.2

$3,555,384.62

$8,528,855.31

PATRIOT
(9 firing units, 176 missiles)

FY82

176

747.3

$4,246,022.73

$9,594,515.36

PATRIOT
(12 Firing Units, 440 Missiles)

FY84

440

963.5

$2,189,772.73

$4,595,698.57

PATRIOT

FY86

560

874.8

$1,562,142.86

$3,107,980.14

PATRIOT

FY88

715

917.6

$1,283,356.64

$2,365,541.98

US Roland

FY79

75

167.6

$2,234,666.67

$6,711,879.82

US Roland

FY80

410

299.7

$730,975.61

$1,934,388.56

FIM-92 Stinger

FY78

258

38.2

$148,062.02

$495,181.15

FIM-92 Stinger

FY79

2,250

105.1

$46,711.11

$140,298.04

FIM-92 Stinger

FY80

2,054

89.4

$43,524.83

$115,180.22

FIM-92 Stinger

FY81

1,415

101

$71,378.09

$171,225.76

FIM-92 Stinger

FY82

3,032

219.3

$72,328.50

$163,436.92

FIM-92 Stinger

FY84

1,956

182.7

$93,404.91

$196,029.84

FIM-92 Stinger

FY86

3,709

283.9

$76,543.54

$152,288.13

FIM-92 Stinger

FY88

6,167

259.3

$42,046.38

$77,501.81

Tactical Vehicles

Platform

FY

QTY

Total Cost
($ mil. / then yr)

Cost Per Unit
($ / then yr)

Cost Per Unit
($ / 2010)

CUCV

FY82

3,033

39.9

$13,155.29

$29,726.32

5-Ton Truck

FY81

190

82.7

$435,263.16

$1,044,133.59

5-Ton Truck (USMC/Army)

FY82

4,980

397.4

$79,799.20

$180,318.07

10-Ton Truck

FY81

635

90.3

$142,204.72

$341,128.64

10-Ton Truck (USMC/Army)

FY82

1,356

196.6

$144,985.25

$327,615.58

Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT)

FY80

10

2.6

$260,000.00

$688,040.78

HEMTT

FY84

1,209

201.9

$166,997.52

$350,479.41

HMMWV

FY84

8,955

216.1

$24,131.77

$50,645.59