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FFG(X) programme fails to adhere to sustainment guidance

26th March 2020 - 13:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


The USN’s FFG(X) programme could suffer the same sustainment cost overruns during the service lifetime of the type as has been found for previous classes of warships, according to a US Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.

A newly released report from the GAO has found severe weaknesses in how the USN develops ship sustainment requirements during the acquisition process, which has resulted in $130 billion of additional maintenance costs for its active fleet.

Difficulties in ship sustainment have plagued the USN in recent years as the service looks at ways to increase the size of its fleet to 355 ships

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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