General Dynamics Bath Iron Works Awarded $54 Million Contract to Continue Providing DDG 51 Lead Yard Services

BATH, Maine – General Dynamics Bath Iron Works announced today that it was awarded a $54 million contract extension from the U.S. Navy to provide configuration management, logistics, supply chain, engineering and design services for new construction Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyers through June 2023.

Bath Iron Works has provided design and technical expertise for design upgrades and major changes to the two shipyards currently building DDG 51-class destroyers since 1987.

“This contract extension enables BIW to continue to provide the most accurate, up-to-date engineering and design services for new DDG 51 class destroyers,” said Chuck Krugh, president of Bath Iron Works. “Our team is currently performing the fiscal year 2023 upgrade with the next-generation enhancements to the Arleigh Burke class that will ensure DDG 51s remain the most advanced surface combatants in an increasingly complex world.”

Bath Iron Works currently has under construction the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers Carl M. Levin (DDG 120), John Basilone (DDG 122), Harvey C. Barnum Jr. (DDG 124) and Patrick Gallagher (DDG 127) as well as the Flight III configuration destroyers Louis H. Wilson Jr. (DDG 126), William Charette (DDG 130) and Quentin Walsh (DDG 132).

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