CBO projects LSMs will cost over $340 million per hull, more than double Navy estimates

By Nick Wilson / April 11, 2024 at 4:11 PM
Procuring a fleet of 18 Landing Ship Mediums will cost $340 to $430 million per ship in fiscal year 2024 dollars, according to a Congressional Budget Office cost estimate , which indicates acquisition costs will be two to three times greater than the Navy’s own estimates. “CBO estimates that construction of 18 medium landing ships would cost between $6.2 billion and $7.8 billion in 2024 dollars. CBO’s estimates range from two to roughly three times the Navy’s current estimates,” the...

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