The CG(X) is the Multi-mission follow-on to DD(X) with enhanced Missile Defense / Air Warfare capability. Development of CG(X), the next generation cruiser, will begin in the future. As a descendant of the DD(X) program, it will share with DD(X) a common propulsion architecture and a stealthier hull form. This hull form will contain an integrated all-electric power system that is more efficient and survivable than today's propulsion systems, and provides more power capacity for future weapons.
The CG(X) Next Generation Cruiser is a multi-mission ship required to perform self-defense, area air defense, and ballistic missile defense. The CG(X) must have a radar capable of operating in different environmental and mission regimes against a wide variety of potential targets and profiles. A scalable radar design with major improvements in power, sensitivity, resistance to natural and man-made environments over current radar systems is needed for multi-mission TAMD (BMD and Area AAW). Modularity of hardware and software, a designed in growth path for technology insertion, and Open Architecture (OA) Compliance are required for performance and technology enhancements throughout service life.