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Dec 24 16 4:52 PM
Dec 24 16 7:44 PM
The CBO estimate of $12.3 billion is predicated on a non-operational CVN, you have to add on the cost of the Congressional exclusions which may be as much as an additional 25% for an operational deployable carrier.
Dec 24 16 9:25 PM
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Dec 26 16 1:47 PM
r3mu511 wrote:@OldNick -- in the pdf data you cited, why is it that the $28,900.7 million program cost for LCS is said to apply to 38 ships (as seen in the quote you provided), but then in the table a bit further down in the pdf it lists "40" as the quantity of ships? was that "40" in the table a typo? in comparison to that "mismatch" in LCS quantities , the quantity for the ddg51, ie. 86, matches between what is shown earlier in the pdf and in the table...
Dec 26 16 4:33 PM
r3mu511 wrote:@BSmityVA -- just wondering why you are procuring 104 ddg51 flight-3 ships? shouldn't you be procuring only as many flight-3 hulls as needed to reach the 104 count from the current base level of combined cg47+ddg51flt1+ddg51flt2a hulls (plus accounting for retirements during the procurement period)?
Dec 26 16 4:36 PM
Raises the question whether the BSmittyVA spreadsheet should it include/exclude R&D costs for specific classes, R&D historically allocated to first in class, excepting on-going R&D costs, to give true picture of Navy shipbuilding budget.
Jan 5 17 11:54 AM
Jan 9 17 6:20 AM
Navy, Trump planning biggest fleet expansion since Cold War
The Canadian Press
January 8, 2017
BATH, Maine — With President-elect Donald Trump demanding more ships, the Navy is proposing the biggest shipbuilding boom since the end of the Cold War to meet threats from a resurgent Russia and saber-rattling China.
The Navy's 355-ship proposal released last month is even larger than what the Republican Trump had promoted on the campaign trail, providing a potential boost to shipyards that have struggled because budget caps that have limited money funding for ships.
At Maine's Bath Iron Works, workers worried about the future want to build more ships but wonder where the billions of dollars will come from.
Jan 9 17 2:52 PM
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Jan 12 17 12:47 AM
Proposed 355-Ship Navy Could Open Door to Increased Destroyer Production
By: Valerie Insinna, January 11, 2017
WASHINGTON — The head of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer program is anticipating increased demand for the ship as a result of the Navy’s new 355-vessel shipbuilding goal, and growing production from two to three ships a year is within the realm of possibility, he said Wednesday.
“As a program, we used to routinely build three ships a year. Right now, we’re budgeted at two ships per year,” said Capt. Casey Moton during a briefing at the Surface Navy Association conference in Arlington, Virginia. “So if you ask Capt. Moton if the DDG-51 community is capable of increasing the program to three ships a year, it’s pretty hard for me to stand here with that chart and then tell you no. I’m confident that we could do it.”
The Navy in December released a new fleet assessment plan that boosted its shipbuilding goal from 308 to a whopping 355 vessels—even more than had been proposed by President-elect Donald Trump during his campaign. The service recommended growing its fleet of large surface combatants, consisting of cruisers and destroyers, from 88 to 104 ships.
Jan 12 17 2:01 PM
Jan 12 17 2:39 PM
OldNick wrote:Re. AB III's BSmithyVA uses $1.9B per ship in spreadsheet for 355 ship Navy. The last August GAO report quotes program cost of $50B+ for the planned 22 ships with the first to be del'd in 2021 and then two per year with final del'y in 2032. Not stated if $50B cost is in then year dollars or escalated, $50B / 22 equates to ~ $2.3b per ship.
Latest news from Defense News re above post is that the Navy wants a fixed-price contract for the Flight III ships whereas GD BIW believes the upgrades are essentially too risky under such a contract as detailed design is yet to be completed and that a cost-plus is necessary to shield it from unpredicted expenses. AB III requiring 45% new drawings and 1M design hours to update from AB IIA. So cost of AB III is yet to be fixed.
Jan 12 17 3:31 PM
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Jan 12 17 4:37 PM
jua wrote:I don't understand why people think Trump can or will do this. Study your constitutional law. Congress has to sign off on this, and it will die in the House on the Tea Party and in the Senate on the Democrats. Stop being so naive and believing what the rapy small handed carnival barker says.
Jan 12 17 4:59 PM
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