FOREVER YOUNG: Pentagon acquisition chief John Young has dubbed the U.S. Navy’s expected next guided missile destroyer the Future Surface Combatant (FSC). In a recent memo, Young says that until a decision is made on which hull will be the baseline for future DDGs (the now-truncated DDG-1000 or the DDG-51), the ship will be referred to as the FSC. Funding for the FSC appears under the DDG-51 program procurement line, but will be moved to the DDG-1000 funding line. The decision on FSC is ...

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