Wittman: Navy must drive down cost for follow-on FFG(X) ships

By Lee Hudson  
January 10, 2018 at 10:31 AM
An influential House member supports the Navy's decision to downselect to one vendor for the guided-missile frigate replacement competition, and urges the service to drive down the $950 million follow-on ship cost estimate. House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee Chairman Rob Wittman (R-VA) told Inside Defense today he is pleased the Navy did not underestimate the cost for FFG(X) like it has with other shipbuilding programs. "The worst thing is to underestimate and say the ship's going to...

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