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.

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