In response to the alleged use of chemical weapons on its civilian population, the US and other NATO allies launched a strategic strike targeting different parts of the Syrian capital of Damascus.
It is estimated that more than 118 missiles were launched in the attack. The sea-launched Tomahawk missile used in the attack is estimated to cost $1.4 million per missile. The total estimated cost for the missiles alone exceeds $165 million.
Raytheon‘s Tomahawk missile has an estimated range of 800 to 1,553 miles and can be launched from more than 140 U.S. Navy ships and submarines.
What makes the Tomahawk exceptionally lethal is its capability to carry a 1,000-pound conventional warhead and be reprogrammed mid-flight.
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