OPERATIONAL COST AIRCRAFT PER FLYING HOUR (IN THEN-YEAR
DOLLARS) A-10C $17,227 B-1B $58,488 B-2A $128,805 B-52H $67,005 F-15C/D $38,846 F-15E $27,203 F-16C/D $20,318 F-22A $59,166 F-35A $42,169 KC-10A $20,416 KC-135R/T $19,620 The operational cost per flying hour (CPFH) is calculated by dividing the total operating and sustainment costs (excluding hardware modifications) associated with a weapon system by the total flying hours flown in the same year.
" dollars represent the estimated cost as paid throughout program execution.
Through FY2009, the F-35 program has received a total of roughly $44 billion funding in then-year
dollars, including roughly $37 billion in research and development funding, about 6.9 billion in procurement funding, and roughly $150 million in MilCon funding.
Although evolving depot maintenance legislation, policy, and world events could impact all projections, the most current summary-level depot maintenance data available for the period FY 2002-FY 2009 project an increase of 14.6 percent in estimated depot maintenance expenditures from $20.6 billon to $23.6 billon in then-year
This is an unfortunate consequence of looking at "then-year
or current dollar" rather than "base-year or constant dollar" program costs.
These methods go by names like "flyawaycost,' "program cost,' "life cycle cost,' "then-year
cost,' and others.
The SAR also indicates an average Reaper procurement cost of $32.4 million in then-year
dollars, or $29.4 million excluding RDT&E.
At the beginning of EMD in fiscal year 2002, the F135 engine development program was expected to cost $4.828 billion in then-year
The introduction of a second production source was estimated to save some $630 million (in then-year
dollars), while improving the missile's reliability from approximately 80 to 97 percent, and also significantly enhanced the overall system performance.
Cost or incentive contracts, subcontracts, intra-government work agreements, and other agreements valued at or greater than $20 million in then-year
dollars shall implement the American National Standards Institute/Electronic Industries Alliance Standard 748, Earned Value Management Systems (ANSI/EIA-748).
Development cost for the F-35 is estimated in General Accountability Office report GAO-10-382 to have risen from $ 19 to 49.3 billion, and manufacture (for a domestic production total reduced to 2443 units) has grown to $ 273.3 billion, giving a programme total of $ 322.6 billion and an acquisition unit cost (including 14 development aircraft) of $ 131 million in then-year
As of December 31, 2007, DOD estimated the total acquisition cost (meaning the sum of research and development cost, procurement cost, and military construction [MilCon] cost) of an 183-aircraft F-22 program about $64.5 billion in then-year
dollars (meaning dollars across various years that are not adjusted for inflation).