Navy DDG-51 and DDG-1000 Destroyer Programs: Background and Issues for Congress [October 3, 2017] [open pdf - 970KB]
"The Navy has been procuring Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) class Aegis destroyers since FY1985. The two DDG-51s requested for procurement in FY2018 are to be the 78th and 79th ships in the class. DDG-51s procured in FY2013-FY2017 were procured under a multiyear procurement (MYP) contract. As part of its FY2018 budget submission, the Navy is requesting authority to use another MYP contract to procure DDG-51s in FY2018-FY2022. The Navy plans to shift in FY2016 or FY2017 to a new variant of the DDG-51, called the Flight III DDG-51, that is to incorporate a new and more capable radar called the Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) or the SPY-6 radar. The Navy estimates the combined procurement cost of the two DDG-51s requested for procurement in FY2018 at $3,499.1 million. The Navy's proposed FY2018 budget requests: $3,499.1 million in procurement funding to fully fund the procurement of the two DDG-51s requested for FY2018; $90.3 million in EOQ (economic order quantity) advance procurement (AP) funding for up-front batch orders of components for DDG-51s to be procured under the proposed DDG-51 MYP contract for FY2018-FY2022; $51.4 million in cost-to-complete procurement funding to cover cost growth on DDG-51s procured in prior fiscal years; $224.0 million in procurement funding to cover costs for building DDG-1000 class destroyers procured in prior fiscal years; and $32.1 million in research and development funding for the AMDR."
CRS Report for Congress, RL32109
Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html