The daily mail reveals a staggering array of military spending, and an unbelievable current total.
Libya is facing a great challenge. The civilian rebels are locked in conflict with Colonel Gaddafi's troops. The rest of the world is now chipping in to help out the civilians.
The Current conflict in Libya has been raging for 4 days now, and the amount of money spent already is truly unimaginable. The UK's involvement has included Naval and Aerial forces all contributing so far. Here are some figures.
Total expenditure: £10,150,600.00
The main cost is clear. The eight tomahawk cruise missiles that were launched by HMS triumph 2 days ago at a series of ammunitions dumps and missile trucks on the Libyan coast were seriously expensive.
The reasons, high tech guidance and seeker systems used inside the weapon make them highly accurate, and their explosive power can topple a 4 story building. But the same weapons aren't expected to be used again. Therefore, in the long run, the cost of arming, fuelling and repairing the RAF's three tornado GR4 aircraft appears to be the one to watch.
Prepare for a long, and expensive war.
FIGURES OBTAINED FROM THE DAILY MAIL NEWSPAPER ON WEDNESDAY 23RD OF MARCH 2011.