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Naval analysts caution service on approach for future frigate program

August 09, 2017 |
Lee Hudson
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Naval analysts are cautioning the Navy on its approach for the guided-missile frigate replacement program after reviewing the service's request for information and the industry day presentation. Presentation slides from the FFG(X) industry day show the Navy is prioritizing capability, affordability and schedule, in that order. However, Bryan Clark, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, believes the approach the service established for the RFI points to cost being the main consideration. For example, the RFI categorizes...

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