Navy awards BIW $33.7M contract

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BATH — The U.S. Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works a $33.7 million contract for  continued lead yard services for the DDG 51 destroyer program.

The option is a modification of a contract originally awarded in 2005.

BIW has provided engineering, program management and design support for the Arleigh Burke-class line of DDG 51 AEGIS vessels under the lead services program since 1987. The shipyard has supplied technical assistance in interpreting and applying the detailed design created by BIW, the class’s lead shipyard.

The award comprises work connected with continuation of the DDG 51 program and upgrades related to AEGIS combat systems.

BIW has manufactured and delivered 32 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers since 1991, and two additional ships are being built for delivery next year.