The Navy procurement has been badly broken for decades but it has become a farce in the last 15 years. It is also a tragedy for the American taxpayer.
The US Navy wanted to include Zumwalt destroyer features in the large surface combatant ship. This desire for advanced technology that has proven very costly in the past will drive up costs and delay the program. The US Navy wants a bigger and badder version of the Zumwalt and this is already causing years of delays.
While we wait the Navy will buy more of the thirty-year old design of the Arleigh Burke destroyers.
SOURCES- Rand, USNI
Written By Brian Wang. Nextbigfuture.com
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