Friday, September 30, 2011

Top 10 Most Expensive U.S. Military Planes (Photo Gallery)

B-2 Spirit: $2.4 billion
The B-2 bomber was so costly that Congress cut its initial 1987 purchase order from 132 to 21. (A 2008 crash leaves the current number at 20.) The B-2 is hard to detect via infrared, acoustic, electromagnetic, visual or radar signals. This stealth capability makes it able to attack enemy targets with less fear of retaliation. In use since 1993, the B-2 has been deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Top 10 Most Expensive Military Planes -- Time

As the Senate votes to cut military spending on the $350 million F-22 fighter, here's a look at the military aircraft with the biggest price tags

WNU Editor
: The photo gallery starts here.

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