BATH, Maine, Mar. 2, 2012. The U. S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $663 million modification to a previously awarded contract to construct DDG 116, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer.
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DDG 116 is the fourth ship in the Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class construction-continuation program. Bath Iron Works is also under contract for the construction of DDG 115, the third ship in the program.
DDG 51 multi-mission guided missile destroyers operate in support of carrier battle groups, surface action groups, amphibious groups and replenishment groups, providing an array of anti-submarine, anti-air and anti-surface capabilities. The ships incorporate all-steel construction and have gas turbine propulsion. The ships feature an Aegis combat system, a vertical launching system, an anti-submarine warfare system, two embarked SH-60 helicopters, anti-aircraft missiles and Tomahawk anti-ship and land-attack missiles.