April 1, 2011  

BIG 25

The Pentagon’s top 25 most expensive weapons programs

1. F-35 fighter aircraft

2. Ballistic Missile Defense System

3. Virginia-class submarine

4. Arleigh Burke-class destroyer

5. C-17A transport aircraft

6. F-22 fighter aircraft

7. V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft

8. F/A-18E/F fighter aircraft

9. Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier

10. Trident II fleet ballistic missile

11. Joint Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle

12. P-8A maritime surveillance aircraft

13.Patriot/Medium Extended Air Defense System Combined Aggregate Program

14. CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter

15. Black Hawk UH-60M utility helicopter

16. Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile

17. Family of medium tactical vehicles

18. DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer

19.Joint Tactical Radio System, Ground Mobile Radio

20. E-2D early warning and control aircraft

21. San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock

22. Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle

23. Stryker armored vehicle

24. C-130J transport aircraft

25. Space Based Infrared System

Source: Defense Department