As the DDG-1000 program continues it’s death spiral, the Navy is looking at alternative options. One of them is a proposed “Future Surface Combatant” (FSC), an option that is currently very short on details. Upgraded DDG-51s? Enlarged and evolved DDG-51s? Scaled-back DDG-1000s?
If the FCS ends up being to the DDG-1000 what the Virginia-class subs are to the Seawolfs, it might be okay.