US Navy Slowing Frigate Procurement


US Navy has slowed its frigate procurement timeline, looking at awarding a detail design and construction contract in Fiscal Year 2020 to allow more time to understand what it needs the ship to do and how it might affordably meet those requirements.

A 2014 Small Surface Combatant Task Force deemed that the Littoral Combat Ship was not lethal or survivable enough and that upgrades should be made to the basic LCS designs to create what would become the “frigate.”

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