DDG-1000 Program - 2010
The FY 2011 PB submission confirmed the reduction of the DDG 1000 program to three ships as a result of the Future Surface Combatant Radar Hull Study in which the Navy concluded a modified DDG 51 with an Advanced Missile Defense Radar is the most cost-effective solution to fleet air and missile defense requirements. The Secretary of the Navy notified Congress on February 1, 2010 of a critical DDG 1000 program Nunn-McCurdy breach to the PAUC and APUC due to the quantity change, not program performance.
On June 1, 2010 Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD(AT&L)) certified a restructure three ship program that included removal of the Volume Search Radar from the ship design, changed the IOC from FY 2015 to FY 2016, and revised test and evaluation requirements. Additionally, the DDG 1000 program was directed to be funded to the Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation cost estimate in FY 2011 - FY 2015 and to the Navy estimate in FY 2016 and beyond.
In October 2010, in conjunction with the Milestone B decision, certification was made pursuant to section 2366b of title 10, United States Code. Based on program maturity, DDG 1000 was deemed ready to re-enter the Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase; however, the USD(AT&L) waived two of the 2366b provisions, (a)(1)(B) and (a)(1)(D). With the submission of the FY 2015 PB and the associated Future Years Defense Program, and sequestration impacts, DDG 1000 does not satisfy the certification requirement for the waived provisions. The shortfall was addressed within the Navy, and the Department continued to review the DDG 1000 program at least annually until the certification components were satisfied.
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