"Then, in 2007, the Marines intend to buy an additional 14 of the sophisticated but troubled aircraft at a cost of $1.5 billion."
That's $107 million per Osprey in case anyone is paying attention, and that should represent the actual unit cost.
I know it pains you to watch Rick(it pains me too), but the USN is a total budgetary mess.
I swear they have no vision for what they want to be. They pull in so many different directions at once its no wonder they can never seem to achieve any one end state.