Tag Archives: FFG(X)

CBO: Navy’s Future FFG(X) Fleet Would Cost $12.3B in 2020

FFG X Fleet

A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report says that the cost of the U.S. Navy’s future fleet of 10 FFG(X) frigates could total $12.3 billion or $1.2 billion per ship in 2020. That amount represents a 40 percent increase from the service branch’s estimate of $8.7 billion or $870 million per ship.

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Navy Unveils Name of First Guided Missile Frigate; Kenneth Braithwaite Quoted

USS Constellation

The U.S. Navy has named the first guided missile frigate in the service branch's FFG(X) program as USS Constellation. Designated as FFG 62, the vessel is meant to support the National Defense Strategy by providing the military service with a multimission capability to carry out a range of military operations.

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Navy Adm. Ron Boxall on Unmanned Surface Vessels, Future Frigates

Navy Adm. Ron Boxall, surface warfare director OPNAV N96, has said his goal for 2019 is to bring more weapons and sensors into the battlespace to enable larger combat ships to serve as command and control for smaller vessels, Defense News reported Wednesday. “If you think about what we are trying to do with the surface force, we have large and small surface combatants that will [ultimately make up part of the 355-ship Navy] but we have no requirement for unmanned surface vessels right now, which I see as an absolutely critical part of distributed lethality, distributed maritime operations environment that we are moving into,” Boxall said.

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