Navy seeks multiyear deal for nine destroyers plus an option ship

By Audrey Decker / May 19, 2022 at 1:39 PM
The Navy will submit a legislative proposal to Congress that will include nine destroyers in a multiyear contract plus an option ship to "provide flexibility," according to a senior service official. Jay Stefany, who is performing the duties of Navy assistant secretary for research, development and acquisition, confirmed that the Navy’s budget for the next five years funds two destroyers per year after House lawmakers expressed confusion over the service’s plan for procuring destroyers. The Navy’s 30-year shipbuilding plan states...

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