Accession Number : ADA292582

Title :   Navy Shipbuilding: Cost and Schedule Problems on the DDG-51 AEGIS Destroyer Program.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA292582

Report Date : 17 JAN 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : The Navy currently plans to acquire at least 33 Arleigh Burke (DDG-51 class) guided missile destroyers at a total cost of about $27 billion. The ships will replace retiring battleforce destroyers and will be equipped with the AEGIS combat system Originally, the Department of Defense (DOD) estimated the total cost of the lead ship at about $1.25 billion in 1985 dollars) after design, construction, and outfitting with the AEG1S combat system. The lead ship's complex design incorporates features to increase its ability to survive during battle. For example, it will have a seakeeping hull, which increases stability by reducing vertical motion; all-steel construction and extensive armor around vital spaces; and a collective protection system to protect the crew from contaminated air. Because of the program's importance to the Navy mission and its significant costs, GAO assessed the status of the program. (MM)

Descriptors :   *SHIPBUILDING, *DESTROYERS, GUIDED MISSILES, CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, SURVIVABILITY, NAVAL VESSELS, COST ESTIMATES, CONSTRUCTION, SCHEDULING, DESIGN CRITERIA, SEAKEEPING, SHIP HULLS, GUIDED MISSILE SHIPS, SEAWORTHINESS.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE