An examination of the development and procurement costs of aircraft turbine engines. The results are based on the history of 14 engines costing approximately $8 billion. Engine size and quantity in addition to institutional and environmental influences bear on the cost estimates. This study is intended primarily for those involved in long-range planning exercises on manned military aircraft employing air-breathing engines.
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