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Russia spent about US$239 million on air attack on Ukraine

Saturday, 13 January 2024, 13:20
Russia spent about US$239 million on air attack on Ukraine
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The attack on the night of 12-13 January cost Russia at least US$239 million.

Source: Ekonomichna Pravda with reference to the information provided by the Air Force Command

A total of 40 Russian air attack means were launched:

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  • seven S-300/S-400 anti-aircraft guided missiles;
  • three Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs;
  • six Kh-47M2 Kinzhal aeroballistic missiles;
  • up to 12 Kh-101/Kh-555/Kh-55 cruise missiles;
  • six Kh-22 cruise missiles;
  • two Kh-31P guided missiles;
  • four Kh-59 guided missiles.

Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 attack drones cost from US$20,000 to US$50,000 per piece. That is, three of these UAVs cost at least US$60,000. 

According to Forbes, a Kh-59 air-launched guided missile costs US$500,000, so four such missiles cost US$2 million.

The price of a Kh-31P air-launched guided missile, according to Forbes, is US$500,000, so the total cost of the missiles launched is US$1 million.

The cost of a Kh-22 missile is estimated at US$1 million, which means that the total cost of the missiles launched is US$6 million.

The price of an S-300 anti-aircraft missile is at least US$2 million, so the total cost of launched missiles of this type is US$14 million.

The price of a Kh-47M2 Kinzhal aeroballistic missile is US$10 million, and the total cost of missiles launched is US$60 million.

A Kh-101 missile costs US$13 million per unit, and the total amount of such missiles launched is US$156 million.

Thus, the total cost of missiles launched on 13 January is US$239.06 million.

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