The U.S. Navy has come up with a likely pricetag for its future frigate: $950 million dollars. That’s the cost of the FFG(X), a small surface combatant ship the Navy plans to purchase. The Navy is evaluating ship designs and will announce a winner in 2020.
The Navy announced the pricetag at the Surface Navy 2018 Symposium in Washington, D.C. According to U.S. Naval Institute News, the Navy wants at least 20 of the new ships, each of which will cost an average $950 million, and will award development contracts to four to six shipbuilders by the end of March 2018 to refine their designs before making a final decision.
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