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SpencerRob
LSU Fan
Pass Christian, MS
Member since May 2008
586 posts

Cost of an RQ-4 Global Hawk
Anyone else stunned that when factoring in development cost, that one of these drones cost the taxpayers nearly a quarter of a billion dollars?


lsu480
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Downtown Scottsdale
Member since Oct 2007
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re: Cost of an RQ-4 Global Hawk
Nope


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Cosmo
Houston Astros Fan
glassman's guest house
Member since Oct 2003
101362 posts

re: Cost of an RQ-4 Global Hawk
Costs almost as much as a 737 MAX


BuckyCheese
Wisconsin Fan
Member since Jan 2015
16668 posts

re: Cost of an RQ-4 Global Hawk
Well, it is about the size of one.

And $180 million isn't close to a quarter billion.


TigerTatorTots
LSU Fan
The Safeshore
Member since Jul 2009
75607 posts

re: Cost of an RQ-4 Global Hawk
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And $180 million isn't close to a quarter billion.

Only 38% away from a quarter of a billion.

OP can't math


Cosmo
Houston Astros Fan
glassman's guest house
Member since Oct 2003
101362 posts

re: Cost of an RQ-4 Global Hawk
Its closer to a quarter billion than it is to $350


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SpencerRob
LSU Fan
Pass Christian, MS
Member since May 2008
586 posts

re: Cost of an RQ-4 Global Hawk
According to the GAO, unit cost is 222 million dollars. That’s what I was using as the basis for my statement.


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upgrayedd
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ThatMakesSense
LSU Fan
Texas
Member since Aug 2015
12887 posts

re: Cost of an RQ-4 Global Hawk
Training for a single Recon Marine is estimated at 1MM.

No, I'm not surprised.


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Junky
Valparaiso Fan
Louisiana
Member since Oct 2005
6107 posts

re: Cost of an RQ-4 Global Hawk
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Only 38% away from a quarter of a billion.

OP can't math


I always give 110% as well


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dr smartass phd
LSU Fan
RIP 8/19
Member since Sep 2004
20387 posts

re: Cost of an RQ-4 Global Hawk
Throw in the Citation X business jet engine.


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M. A. Ryland
LSU Fan
silver spring, MD
Member since Dec 2005
1730 posts

re: Cost of an RQ-4 Global Hawk
But the recurring cost (the cost to build 'one more' on the end of a production run) should be much lower.
That is the relevant number.

And yes, I am all for DJT telling Iran that if it was the action of an overzealous underling, they should pay restitution. If they aren't willing to pay for their mistake, then they own it and we will take retribution instead. And DJT can offer his personal guarantee that the restitution would be cheaper than the retribution.


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geaux88
LSU Fan
Northshore, LA
Member since Oct 2003
14857 posts

re: Cost of an RQ-4 Global Hawk
If that is out of your price range for drones I suggest starting at Wal-Mart or if you want, Amazon.


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OTIS2
LSU Fan
NoLA
Member since Jul 2008
45099 posts

re: Cost of an RQ-4 Global Hawk
Maybe we can get some of Obama’s gift back to cover the loss.


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conservativewifeymom
Mid Atlantic
Member since Oct 2012
9468 posts

re: Cost of an RQ-4 Global Hawk
Nope!

Do you know how hard it is to find people capable of designing and building these things? Blame the education system!


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Paradiddler
LSU Fan
in a groove
Member since Jul 2016
1001 posts

re: Cost of an RQ-4 Global Hawk
The R&D cost will flatten astime goes on - shitty estimate is shitty


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flyAU
Atlanta Braves Fan
ATL
Member since Dec 2010
22152 posts

re: Cost of an RQ-4 Global Hawk
Why the hell not at least put radar absorbing paint on the fricker?


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