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Cost of C-2 aircraft keeps rising

  • June 22, 2018
  • , Asahi
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Asahi wrote that it has learned from multiple GOJ sources that the price of the domestically produced C-2 transport plane has increased by 40%, or 7 billion yen, per unit from fiscal 2011 when the ASDF began procuring the aircraft. The paper wrote that although the price increase may be partially due to an increase in the cost of parts, the GOJ is calling for the Defense Ministry to review its cost estimates and control. The paper wrote that according to internal documents, although the price of the aircraft was 16.5 million yen in fiscal 2011, it was estimated at 23.6 billion yen this fiscal year. The paper wrote that in April a Finance Ministry panel made the “unusual” recommendation that the Defense Ministry study the possibility of procuring a more cost-effective model.

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