Navy estimates $3.8 billion for new ship class to create anti-access problems for China

By Jason Sherman / March 18, 2024 at 4:23 PM
The Navy has unveiled a $3.8 billion blueprint to begin buying a new fleet of 18 relatively low-cost warships to ferry Marines -- particularly units armed with ship-killing guided missiles -- from shore to shore in a highly contested environment during a fight against China. The Pentagon’s fiscal year 2025 budget request includes new-start project to buy the lead vessel of the Medium Landing Ship class with an estimated average unit cost of $214 million, a mere five years after...

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