Navy DD(X) and CG(X) Programs: Background and Issues for Congress [Updated March 7, 2006]   [open pdf - 41KB]

From the Summary: "The Navy wants to procure 7 DD(X) destroyers and 19 CG(X) cruisers. The first two DD(X)s 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 DD(X)s will cost an average of roughly $2.5 billion each. The total estimated procurement cost for the first five DD(X)s has increased about 3.2% from the total shown in the FY2006 budget submitted to Congress in early 2005. The first CG(X) is to be procured in FY2011. The DD(X)/CG(X) program poses several issues for Congress, the most prominent perhaps being the affordability of the DD(X)/CG(X) design. For a longer discussion of the DD(X) and CG(X), see CRS [Congressional Research Service] Report RL32109, 'Navy DD(X), CG(X), and LCS Ship Acquisition Programs: Oversight Issues and Options for Congress', by Ronald O'Rourke. This report will be updated as events warrant."

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