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An Estimate of the Type, Quantity, and Value of Munitions Dropped on Afghanistan, October 7 - December 10, 2001

The following totals are based only on what has been confirmed by the Defense Department or by a military spokesperson in a press report. It is likely that the munitions mix is slightly different than shown. For instance, claims "a handful" of the $1.54 million AGM-142 Have Naps were dropped on Afghanistan, but I could only confirm the use of one. Also, as suggested in the subtitle, it does not include any bombs dropped after December 10th, when some of the war's heaviest bombing occurred. That data will be added to the table if it becomes available (however,'s John Pike told me that it's unlikely any more information will be released by the government).

Munition Type Quantity Dropped Unit Cost ($) Total ($)
BGM-109 Tomahawk 88 1,000,000 88,000,000
AGM-142 Have Nap 1 1,540,000 1,540,000
Laser Guided Bombs
(GBU-10 Paveway II , GBU-12 Paveway II , GBU-16 Paveway II)
2,506 26,100 65,406,600
GBU-37 Bunker Buster 1 231,250 231,250
GPS Guided Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM)
4,600 25,600 117,760,000
Cluster Bombs
600 13,941 8,364,600
"Dumb" Bombs
(Mk 81 , Mk 82 , Mk 83)
4,200 1,000 4,200,000
BLU-82 Daisy Cutter 4 27,318 109,272
TOTAL:  285,611,722


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