Senate authorizers take aim at frigate and LSM design maturity standards

By Nick Wilson / July 9, 2024 at 3:42 PM
Senate authorizers aim to raise shipbuilding design maturity standards with their version of the fiscal year 2025 defense policy bill , which would fence procurement funding for the Navy’s Landing Ship Medium and Constellation-class frigate until ship designs satisfy heightened maturity requirements. For the frigate program, which has already received funding for its first six vessels, the bill would prohibit any FY-25 spending until the defense secretary certifies that 95% of functional design drawings have been approved by the designated...

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