MQ-4C costs rise by 117%, final version estimated at $618 million per unit

By Abby Shepherd / July 9, 2024 at 11:37 AM
The Navy's MQ-4C unmanned aircraft program has experienced substantial increases in acquisition unit costs with the newest version of the aircraft estimated to cost $618 million per unit, according to the Government Accountability Office and a Navy spokesperson. In its latest weapon systems assessment , GAO found the unit cost for each Triton increased by about 79% in fiscal base year 2024 dollars -- from $286 million to $513 million due to a production cut from 70 aircraft to 27...

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