Luc MICHEL / In Brief /
With IRIB – PCN-SPO / 2013 12 31 /
What will be the cost of the intervention in Mali? If we take those of the Libyan aggression presented in a French parliamentary report , in October 2012 , the use of ammunition cost 400,000 euros per day to only Sarkozy’s France. A AASM missile fired from a Rafale on a ground target costs eg EUR 4 000.
Maintenance of equipment and aircraft overhead was estimated at 570,000 euros . Fuel consumption has reached 200,000 euros and the daily allowances of military personnel involved in the operation 270,000 euros. These figures , however, should be much lower in Mali , due to significantly lower means.
Regarding the cost of the devices involved in Mali , the time of flight of a Rafale was estimated at € 27 000 in 2010 according to the budget report of PS deputy Jean Launay in October 2012. The hourly cost of a Mirage 2000 is » lower « : € 11 700. As for Gazelle helicopters used by the Army , the cost of use is of the order of 2600 euros.
In the end, according to a budget expert consulted by BFM Business.com, the French military intervention should cost approximately € 400,000 per day . Provided it does not extend too much …
For imperialist war, France , like all NATO countries , always finds means. For social welfare, on the other hand …
Luc MICHEL /
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