Saturday, March 19, 2011

#Libya: 110 Tomahawk Missiles Launched from US and UK Ships

From Daily Mail (3/19/2011):

Coalition troops fired more than 110 cruise missiles at Libyan targets in 'only the first phase' of a multiphase operation, a senior U.S. military official said on Saturday.

Vice Admiral Bill Gortney, director of the U.S. military's Joint Staff, declined to discuss what the next phase of the operations would be. He said more than 20 sites had been targeted in coalition strikes so far.

Tomahawk missiles were first introduced by General Dynamics in 1970's, have been in service since 1983. They are now made by Raytheon and Boeing (McDonnell Douglas).

It's $569,000 a missile - so we've blown $62.59 million. Quite a firework.

Raytheon's stock symbol is RTN (on NYSE), Boeing's is BA (on NYSE).


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