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Navy DDG(X) Future Large Surface Combatant Program: Background and Issues for Congress [Updated February 11, 2021]   [open pdf - 524KB]

From the Introduction: "The Navy's DDG(X) program, also known as the Future Large Surface Combatant program or DDG Next program, envisages procuring a class of next-generation guided-missile destroyers (DDGs) to replace the Navy's aging Ticonderoga (CG-47) class Aegis cruisers. The Navy wants to procure the first DDG(X) around FY2028, although that date could change. The Navy's proposed FY2021 budget requested $46.5 million in research and development (R&D) funding for the program in one R&D line item and some additional funding for the program in another R&D line item. The issue for Congress is whether to approve, reject, or modify the Navy's FY2022 funding request and emerging acquisition strategy for the program."

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CRS In Focus, IF11679
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2021-02-11
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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