Navy DDG-1000 (DD(X)) and CG(X) Programs: Background and Issues for Congress [Updated April 21, 2006]   [open pdf - 39KB]

From the Summary: "The Navy wants to procure 7 DDG-1000 (formerly DD(X)) destroyers and 19 CG(X) cruisers. 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 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 DDG-1000s will cost an average of roughly $2.5 billion each. The first CG(X) is to be procured in FY2011. The DDG-1000/CG(X) program poses several issues for Congress, the most prominent perhaps being the affordability of the DDG-1000/CG(X) design. For a longer discussion of the DDG-1000 and CG(X), see CRS [Congressional Research Services] Report RL32109, 'Navy DDG-1000 (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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