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Navy Frigate: Design and Construction Challenges

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In 2017, the Navy began the Constellation class Guided
Missile Frigate program in response to the shortcomings of the Littoral
Combat Ship and evolving threats. Over the next 2 decades, the Navy
plans to acquire up to 20 frigates-- multi-mission, small surface
combatant warships-- at a combined cost of over $22 billion. Delays in
completing the ship design have created mounting construction delays
with the lead frigate forecasted to be delivered 36 months later than
initially planned.
Date: May 29, 2024
Runtime: 00:01:54
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