Navy DD(X) and CG(X) Programs: Background and Issues for Congress
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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The FY2006-FY2011 Future Years Defense Plan FYDP reduces planned DDX destroyer procurement to one per year in FY2007-FY2011 and accelerates procurement of the first CGX cruiser to FY2011. The Navy estimates that the first and second DDXs would cost more than 3 billion each to procure and that subsequent DDXs would cost 2.2 billion to 2.6 billion each to procure. These estimates are substantially higher than last years estimates. The DDXCGX program poses several issues for Congress, including issues related to the programs affordability, cost-effectiveness, and acquisition strategy. For a longer discussion of the DDX and CGX, see CRS Report RL32109. This report will be updated as events warrant.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Marine Engineering