Navy prioritizes 'extreme cost conscious acquisition,' sealift in CHAMP trade studies

By Justin Katz  
January 9, 2019 at 11:42 AM
The Navy's formal solicitation for trade studies concerning a new common hull form for auxiliary ships stresses the need for “the most extreme cost conscious acquisition approach” and prioritizes sealift as the most important mission set of the five requiring recapitalization. The solicitation issued yesterday calls for industry shipbuilders to conduct a cost-benefit, trade-off analysis of requirements, a commonality and open systems architecture analysis, an analysis of alternatives and recommend a "best-value solution" for a Common Hull Auxiliary Multi-Mission Platform,...

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