Another approach is the
off-the-shelf reference design from
overseas that already has a proven
and integrated combat system.
This approach is being favoured
on grounds of reduced lower cost,
reduced technical risks, and a
more rapid introduction to service.
In advance of the CSC
programme, Irving Shipbuilding
has begun the construction
of a class of six AOPS vessels,
which will conduct armed
in September 2015.
Harry DeWolf is scheduled for
delivery in 2018, with the final ship
planned for handover in 2022.