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Navy Frigate (FFG[X]) Program: Background and Issues for Congress [Updated March 3, 2020]   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the Summary: "The FFG(X) program is a Navy program to build a class of 20 guided-missile frigates (FFGs). Congress funded the procurement of the first FFG(X) in FY2020 at a cost of $1,281.2 million (i.e., about $1.3 billion). The Navy's proposed FY2021 budget requests $1,053.1 million (i.e., about $1.1 billion) for the procurement of the second FFG(X). The Navy estimates that subsequent ships in the class will cost roughly $940 million each in then-year dollars. Four industry teams are competing for the FFG(X) program. The Navy is scheduled to award the FFG(X) contract--a Detail Design and Construction (DD&C) contract for up to 10 ships in the program (the lead ship plus 9 option ships)--in the fourth quarter of FY2020 (i.e., sometime between July 1 and September 30). On February 28, 2020, it was reported that Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly had asked the Navy acquisition executive to look into the possibility of awarding the FFG(X) contract earlier than the fourth quarter of FY2020."

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CRS Report for Congress, R44972
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2020-03-03
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