Very simple answer, it's a typo and easily proved so. What they did, and they are human after all, is put the LRIP 1 numbers in for the Flyaway Unit Cost and Weapon System Cost instead of averaging LRIP 1 & 2.

1. Look at the Flyaway Unit cost from the FY2009 budget, it is the exact same $229.600 as shown for the AVERAGE of LRIP 1&2 in the FY2010. A clear carry over and typo.

2. If you add up all the numbers from the FY2009 budget for LRIP 1&2, the numbers match those on the FY2010 docs... except the Weapon System Unit Cost... another probable carry over and typo from LRIP 1.

3. The only increase from FY2009 to FY2010 in relation to LRIP 1&2 is a $117.447 million increase in Advance Procurement Cost.

As above, this was a carry over of the LRIP 1 price by itself ans was a typo.

That "Cost" row is Net P-1 cost, not URF (Unit Recurring Flyaway).

Don't worry about the mistakes, it took me a while to see where the USAF had goofed in the carrying over of the numbers.

Here are the true numbers (Flyaway Unit Cost) for the first two LRIPS.

Code:

1st Final Cost
LRIP Estimate Cost Difference
1 243.570 229.600 -13.97
2 200.100 179.860 -20.24

btw, I took a quick look at the USN early LRIPs in previous and FY2010 docs and they did not make the same error as the USAF. The USN numbers are the same from year to year.

The only way to explain this type of error is that they manually put these numbers into PDF form instead of having them computer generated from a database. This is

**inexcusable**.