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Monday, January 24, 2011

Navy CG(X) Cruiser Program: Background for Congress

Ronald O'Rourke
Specialist in Naval Affairs

The Navy’s FY2011 budget proposed canceling the CG(X) program as unaffordable and instead building an improved version of the Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) class Aegis destroyer called the Flight III version. This report provides background information on the CG(X) program as it existed prior to its proposed cancellation. For further discussion of the proposal to build Flight III DDG-51s in lieu of CG(X)s, see CRS Report RL32109, Navy DDG-51 and DDG-1000 Destroyer Programs: Background and Issues for Congress.

Date of Report: January 13, 2011
Number of Pages: 36
Order Number: RL34179
Price: $29.95

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