CNO paper warns reactivating Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates too costly

By Lee Hudson / November 17, 2017 at 4:19 PM
Four months after announcing the Navy would conduct a cost-benefit analysis on reactivating the 10 remaining Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigates to increase the service's fleet size, a chief of naval operations information paper reveals it is too expensive. The minimum cost for 10 ships across a 10-year service life would exceed $4.32 billion, according to the CNO. Defense News first reported the paper's findings. The service has not made a final decision regarding the Perry-class frigate, and is...

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