Saturday, August 23, 2014

Military Aircraft Prices - Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)


FIXED WING AIRCRAFTS


1. Airbus CC-150 Polaris
Role: Strategic transport/VIP transport/tanker
Developed from: Airbus A310
Price: US$ 12,800,000 (2014) - aircraft24.com

2. Boeing CC-177 Globemaster III
Role: Strategic/tactical airlifter
Price: US$ 218 million (flyaway cost for FY2007) - wikipedia

3. Bombardier CC-144 Challenger
Role: Business jet (utility and VIP transport)
Price: US$ 25 million (1986) - wikipedia

4. Canadair CT-114 Tutor
Role: Trainer, Ground-attack aircraft
Price: $50,000 (2011) - cbc.ca

5. de Havilland Canada DHC CC-115 Buffalo
Role: Utility aircraft
Price: $7 million

6. DHC CC-138 Twin Otter
Role: Utility aircraft
Price: $7,000,000 USD (2012) - wikipedia

7. DHC CT-142 Dash 8
Role: Turboprop airliner (aerial navigation and tactics trainer)
Price: US$ 13 million Q200 (1984) - wikipedia

8. Lockheed CC-130E/H Hercules
Role: Military transport aircraft
Price: US$ 30 million (1998) - wikipedia

9. Lockheed CP-140 Aurora
Role: Maritime patrol aircraft
Price: US$ 25 million (1980) - wikipedia

10. Lockheed CP-140A Arcturus
Role: Maritime patrol aircraft
Price: US$ 25 million (1980) - wikipedia

11. Lockheed Martin CC-130J Super Hercules
Role: Military transport, aerial refuelling
Price: US$ 67 million (flyaway cost, USAF, FY2014) - wikipedia

12. McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet
Role: Multirole fighter
Price: US$ 35 million (1977) - wikipedia

13. BAe CT-155 Hawk
Role: Advanced trainer aircraft/Single-engined lead-in fighter trainer
(leased in 2000)
Price to buy : US$ 30,000,000 (2003) - wikipedia

14. Raytheon CT-156 Harvard II
(Beechcraft T-6 Texan II)
Role: Trainer aircraft
(leased from 2000)
Price to buy: US$ 7 million (2014) - aircraftcompare

15. Beechcraft King Air C-90B
Role: Multi-engine training aircraft/Civil utility aircraft
(Leased to RCAF by Allied Wings)
Price to buy: $3.4 million - wikipedia

16. Grob 120a
Role: Single engine trainer
(Leased to RCAF by Allied Wings)
Price to buy: $750,000 - findthebest


ROTARY WING AIRCRAFTS


1. Bell CH-139 JetRanger
Role: Single-engined Multipurpose Utility and Training helicopter
Price: approx. US$ 900,000 to $1.2 million [2005] - wikipedia

2. Bell CH-146 Griffon
Role: Utility transport tactical helicopter (UTTH)
Price: C$ 7 million (1992) - aviastar.org

3. Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King
Role: Ship-based transport utility/anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopter
Price: USD $ 6.4 million - navy.mil

4. AgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant
Role: Triple-engined search and rescue (SAR) Utility helicopter
Price: US$ 21 million (2009) - wikipedia

5. Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone
Role: Maritime helicopter, ASW, surveillance, SAR missions in RCN warships
Price: C$ 64 million (2004 estimate) - wikipedia

6. Boeing CH-147F Chinook
Role: advanced, multi-mission, medium to heavy-lift transport helicopter
Price: US$ 38.6 million (FY 2013) - wikipedia



RCAF Leased and contractor aircraft:

1. Beechcraft B200 Super King Air
2. Dornier Alpha Jet Type A
3. Hawker Hunter F.58
4. Mil Mi-17
5. Mil Mi-8



RCAF AIRCRAFTS BY CATEGORY

Fighter: CF-18 Hornet

Patrol: CP-140 Aurora, CP-140A Arcturus

Reconnaissance: CU-170 Heron (UAV)

Transport: CC-115 Buffalo, CC-130 Hercules, CC-130J Super Hercules,
                CC-138 Twin Otter, CC-144 Challenger, CC-150 Polaris,
                CC-177 Globemaster III

Helicopter: CH-124 Sea King, CH-139 JetRanger, CH-146 Griffon,
                 CH-147 Chinook, CH-148 Cyclone, CH-149 Cormorant

Trainer: CT-114 Tutor, CT-142 Dash-8, CT-155 Hawk, CT-156 Harvard II



TOTAL NUMBER OF RCAF AIRCRAFTS (as of 2013)

258 aircrafts
9 UAVs



TOTAL NUMBER OF RCAF PERSONNEL (as of 2013)

14,500 Regular Force
  2,600 Primary Reserve personnel
  2,500 civilians


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US NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIERS

1. Nimitz-class aircraft carrier
Price: US$ 4.5 billion  (construction cost) - wikipedia

2. Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier
Price: $11 billion (FY2014) - wikipedia
Total Cost: $12.68 bn
Procured in FY2008 at $12.83 billion
Development costs: approx $3.3 bn



FRIGATE WITH AIRCRAFT
Price approx: Costs $200 million in 1978 dollars (cost $700 million in 2014)



Military Aircraft Pricings websites:

NAVY.MIL - The Official Website of the United States Navy
http://www.navy.mil/

NAVY.MIL FACT FILE search
http://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=1100&tid=1200&ct=1

AIRCRAFT COMPARE - BOEING
http://www.aircraftcompare.com/manufacture-aircraft/The-Boeing-Company/1#11_c

AIRCRAFT COMPARE - LOCKHEED MARTIN
http://www.aircraftcompare.com/manufacture-aircraft/Lockheed-Martin-Aeronautics/9

AIRCRAFT24
http://www.aircraft24.com/

GLOBAL PLANE SEARCH
http://www.globalplanesearch.com/warbirds/combat/

FIND THE BEST
http://planes.findthebest.com/d/t/Military

DEFENCE TALK
http://www.defencetalk.com/forums/air-force-aviation/aircraft-prices-952/

DEFENCE AEROSPACE
http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/feature/114488/cost-of-us-military-aircraft.html

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
http://www.ibtimes.com/top-gun-10-most-expensive-us-made-military-aircraft-video-1486768


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