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cost of a Chinese Warship
« on: July 23, 2019, 02:09:10 PM »

Weapons: $84 million, 24 percent. The most expensive part of the Type 054As weapons suite is likely the vertical launching system cells. An 8-cell module from the US Mk 41 VLS system the most widely used in the world costs around $15 million. The Type 054A has 32 total VLS cells and the author discounts the 8-cell module cost to $10 million, making the system cost an estimated $40 million. The second most expensive component of the Type 054As armament are its two Type 730 close in weapon systems (CIWS), which likely cost around $11 million for both. The U.S. Navys Phalanx Block 1B CIWS costs $5.6 million per unit, and the author believes this is a reasonable proxy for the Type 730 CIWS cost because although the Chinese gun is a larger caliber and the system is physically larger, the assembly and materials costs are likely substantially lower.


maybe, a ballpark for JRF VLS and CIWS..