Modernize Navy Cruisers
Current Status: FalteringAs of
"We propose to rebuild the key tools of missile defense, starting with the Navy cruisers that are the foundation of our missile defense capabilities in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.... [T]his will cost around $220 million per modernization as we seek to modernize a significant portion of these 22 ships."
- Trump speech on national security in Philadelphia, PA, September, 2016
The Navy signaled that it is foregoing a planned cruiser modernization program in its 2020 budget, opting instead to decommission at least six ageing cruisers in 2021 & 2022 without a plan for replacement.