Trump’s recent Tomahawk missile airstrike against the Syrian Airbase, whilst being wildly popular in some circles, has actually racked up quite a bill. The cost of each missile works out to around $1 Million per missile. The missiles were fired in response to what the government believes was Al-Asad’s use of chemical weapons on the civilian population in which 70 people were killed, 20 of whom were children.
The retaliation has been received with varying degrees of support. Some saying that Trump was right to take action against the Syrian regime and other open;y protesting the action. Russia has stated that it believes the chemical weapon attacks were carried out by Syrian rebels.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
While the missiles used Friday come at a hefty price, the ones that will likely replace them will be even more expensive. The newest versions of the Tomahawk missile are expected to cost as much as $1.5 million apiece.
Tomahawk missiles can be programmed for direction and travel at speeds up to 550 miles per hour at a distance of over a thousand miles, making them one of the most devastating missiles in the US arsenal.