USNI: Navy Zumwalt Destroyer Production Costs Up $450M for FY 2017

ZumwaltThe U.S. Navy estimates the cost to construct three Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyers will increase by $450 million in fiscal year 2017, USNI News reported Wednesday.

Sam LaGrone writes the Navy has asked for the $450 million in additional funds to complete the ZumwaltMichael Monsoor and Lyndon B. Johnson ships.

Funds would also cover research and development costs and efforts address a labor dispute with General Dynamics Bath Iron Works unions.

USNI News reports the cost increase is folded into the Navy’s new three-year projection of $22.5 billion for the Zumwalt class through fiscal 2017, according to the report.

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