Accession Number:

ADA543249

Title:

Navy DDG-51 and DDG-1000 Destroyer Programs: Background and Issues for Congress

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-04-19

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

Procurement of Arleigh Burke DDG-51 class Aegis destroyers resumed in FY2010 after a four year hiatus. Congress funded the procurement of one DDG-51 in FY2010, and the Navy requested funding for the procurement of two more DDG-51s in FY2011. The Navys FY2012 budget submission calls for procuring one DDG-51 in FY2012, and seven more in FY2013- FY2016. DDG-51s to be procured through FY2015 are to be of the current Flight IIA design. The Navy wants to begin procuring a new version of the DDG-51 design, called the Flight III design, starting in FY2016. The Flight III design is to feature, among other design changes, a new and more capable radar called the Air and Missile Defense Radar AMDR. The Navy plans to begin preliminary design work on the Flight III DDG-51 in FY2012, and wants to use a multiyear procurement MYP contract for DDG-51s to be procured from FY2013 through FY2016 or FY2017.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE