General Dynamics Bath Iron Works Receives Contract for Four DDG 51 Destroyers

September 27, 2018 – The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a contract valued at $3.9 billion for the construction of four Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is a business unit of General Dynamics. “We are pleased with the opportunity for Bath Iron Works to continue our participation in the DDG 51 Program and to deliver much needed capability to our US. Navy customer,” said Dirk Lesko, President of Bath Iron Works. Lesko said Maine’s Congressional delegation was instrumental in supporting passage of legislation…

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Keel Laid for Future USS Daniel Inouye

The keel of future guided-missile destroyer USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) was ceremoniously laid May 14 at the Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard. Irene Hirano Inouye, the ship’s sponsor and wife of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, was in attendance to authenticate the keel. During the ceremony, authenticators etched their initials into the keel plate to symbolically recognize the joining of modular components and the ceremonial beginning of the ship. “We are honored to have Mrs. Hirano Inouye authenticate the keel of the future USS Daniel Inouye,” said Capt. Casey…

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