Navy says high DDG(X) cost is 'reasonable' considering capability and capacity

By Audrey Decker / October 3, 2022 at 4:59 PM
While the Navy's next-generation destroyer is on track to be far more expensive than an Arleigh Burke-class vessel, the service argues its capability and capacity will warrant the increase in cost and that the Constellation-class frigate program will fill in the gaps as the service transitions to a larger surface combatant. With a hefty price tag, the first DDG(X) will cost about twice as much as a DDG-51 Flight III destroyer, according to an August Congressional Research Service report ...

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