Navy DD(X), CG(X), and LCS Ship Acquisition Programs: Oversight Issues and Options for Congress
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The Navy wants to procure three new classes of surface combatants the DDX destroyer, the CGX cruiser, and a smaller surface combatant called the Littoral Combat Ship LCS. The Navy reportedly wants to procure a total of 7 DDXs, 19 CGXs, and 55 LCSs. The first two DDXs are to be procured in FY2007, with each ship being split-funded i.e., incrementally funded across FY2007 and FY2008. The estimated cost of each of the first two ships is 3,291 million, for a total of 6,582 million. The two ships have received a total of 1,010 million in FY2005 and FY2006 advance procurement funding. The FY2007 budget requests an additional 2,568 million in procurement funding for the two ships. The final 3,004 million in procurement funding for the two ships is to be requested in FY2008. The Navy estimates that the next three DDXs will cost an average of roughly 2.5 billion each. The total estimated procurement cost for the first five DDXs has increased about 3.2 from the total shown in the FY2006 budget submitted to Congress in early 2005. The first CGX is to be procured in FY2011.
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