Pricing of avionics and missiles: US, Israeli, various W.European, China, Russia, etc

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Ive seen a lot of talk about aircraft costs, but how about a discussion on radar sets, missiles, and other components of the aircraft.

There's a discussion about Israeli radars and missiles and I would like to know how its costs compare to its American or European counterparts.

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Good luck, even the US does not break out individual avionics pricing.

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from a quick google and Wiki in USD.. maybe others can provide more updated info

ASSRAM 290k
AMRAAM (C) 300k-400K
IRIS T 450k
Python 5 500k
AIM 9X 603K (this doesn't seem right, it costs more than AMRAAM?)
I Derby ER 700K (Rafael claims its 80% the capability of Meteor and 1/3rd of its cost)
AMRAAM (D) 1.7M
Meteor (germany) 2.1M
MICA 2.7M

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Per the latest budget docs the FY2019 price is:
AIM-9X Blk2 = $474k
AIM-120D = $1.536 mil

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MICA 2.7M

Total program cost is 2 billions euros 2010 for 1110 missiles, including R&D. Unit cost is believed to be 1.5M or so.