CNO considers modernizing Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates

By Lee Hudson / June 13, 2017 at 10:55 AM

The chief of naval operations may take the remaining Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigates out of retirement to increase the Navy's fleet size.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said today at the Naval War College the service needs to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of the proposal to determine the price to modernize the frigates and make them relevant.

The last Perry-class frigate in the Navy's inventory retired in 2015 after 30 years of service. Other ships in the class have been transferred to Egypt, Pakistan, Taiwan and Turkey.