Navy DDG-1000 (DD(X)), CG(X), and LCS Ship Acquisition Programs: Oversight Issues and Options for Congress
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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The Navy wants to procure three new classes of surface combatants the DDG-1000 formerly DDX destroyer, the CGX cruiser, and a smaller surface combatant called the Littoral Combat Ship LCS. The Navy wants to procure 7 DDG-1000s, 19 CGXs, and 55 LCSs. The first two DDG-1000s 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 ship is 3,291 million, for a total of 6,582 million. The first LCS was procured in FY2005, three more were procured in FY2006, and the Navy s proposed FY2007 budget requests 521 million to procure two additional ships. The DDG-1000CGX and LCS programs raise several oversight issues for Congress, including the affordability of the DDG-1000CGX program and the acquisition strategies for both programs. Two short CRS reports, CRS Report RS21059, Navy DDG-1000 DDX and CGX Programs Background and Issues for Congress, and CRS Report RS21305, Navy Littoral Combat Ship LCS Background and Issues for Congress, both by Ronald ORourke, provide introductory overviews of the DDG-1000, CGX, and LCS programs, respectively, for readers seeking short discussions of these programs. Decisions that Congress makes on procurement of surface combatants will significantly affect future Navy capabilities, Navy funding requirements, and the U.S. defense industrial base. This report will be updated as events warrant.
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