hiatus. Congress funded the procurement of one DDG-51 in FY2010, two in FY2011, and
one more in FY2012. The Navy’s FY2012 budget submission calls for procuring seven more in
DDG-51s to be procured through FY2015 are to be of the current Flight IIA design. The Navy
wants to begin procuring a new version of the DDG-51 design, called the Flight III design,
starting in FY2016. The Flight III design is to feature a new and more capable radar called the Air
and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR). The Navy began preliminary design work on the Flight III
DDG-51 in FY2012. The Navy wants to use a multiyear procurement (MYP) contract for DDG-
51s to be procured from FY2013 through FY2017.