A ship-launched, intercept-aerial guided missile (RIM-7) is launched from a NATO Sea Sparrow launcher, September 7, 2010. Photo Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tiger Martinez. DVIDS

Missile Interceptors by Cost

November, 2022

This list compares the cost of different missile defense system interceptors per missile intercept.


Next Generation Interceptor (NGI)
$111,000,000
Ground Based Interceptor (GBI)
$70,000,000
Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) Block IIA
$36,387,000
Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) Block IB
$11,830,000
Standard Missile 6 (SM-6)
$4,318,632
Patriot PAC-3
$3,000,000
Arrow 3
$2,200,000
Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) Block IV
$2,100,000
Aster 30 (SAMP-T) $2,000,000
Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM)
$1,795,000
NASAM AMRAAM 120
$1,095,000
Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM)
$905,330
48N6 (S-300)
$777,000
BARAK-8
$770,000
IRIS-T
$455,000
NASAM AIM-9X
$337,000
Stinger Missile/MANPADS
$38,000- $100,000
VAMPIRE Missile/MANPADS
$27,500
Tamir (Iron Dome)
$20,000-100,000
*C-RAM
$8,100
Directed Energy (Iron Beam)
$3.50
*Based on an avg. 300 rounds per interception at $27 a round