The Navy has come to its senses in design…
The U.S. Navy’s next-generation frigate, the Constellation class, is a do-or-die effort for the service and a critical test of its return to building ships around existing technologies rather than designing them around technologies in development.
Full article, HERE.
This would put the Navy back in the surface ASW game, which has been bifurcated between missions for the DDGs, forcing them to either do ASW or BMD, as they can’t do both at the same time.
The REAL question is will the incoming administration kill it before it’s ever built. We know they don’t like the military in any way, shape, form, or faction.