This year saw the U.S. Navy moving down an acquisition path with more certainty than in 2021.
The U.S. Navy released its first long-range shipbuilding plan in several years, providing more clarity to the industrial base.
In its FY 2023 budget submission, the Navy asked to buy two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and one Constellation-class frigate.
DDG(X), which is in the research and development stages, will be a new hull that follows the Flight III Arleigh Burkes.
The DDG(X) program could cost between $3.1 and $3.4 billion per hull.
The Marine Corps is also still focused on building its Light Amphibious Warship.
The Navy continued a steady acquisition of the Virginia-class attack boats, asking for two of them in the FY 2023 budget request.
Enterprise (CVN-80) is in the early stages of construction, with HII laying the keel for the carrier in April.