Bath Iron Works Lays Keel of future USS Harvey C. Barnum, Jr. (DDG 124)

On Tuesday, April 6, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works celebrated the keel laying of the future USS Harvey C. Barnum, Jr. (DDG 124). The U.S. Navy named the ship in honor of Marine Corps Col. Harvey C. Barnum, Jr., a Medal of Honor recipient who attended Tuesday’s ceremony. Col. Barnum served in the Vietnam War and continued to serve his…

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General Dynamics Mission Systems Delivers First Knifefish Surface MCM UUV

March 18, 2021 – General Dynamics Mission Systems recently delivered the first Knifefish surface mine countermeasure unmanned underwater vehicle (SMCM UUV) system under a contract awarded by the Navy on Aug. 26, 2019. The contract, awarded immediately after a successful Milestone C decision and approval to enter low-rate initial production (LRIP), calls for the procurement of five Knifefish systems (10…

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Bath Iron Works Begins Fabrication of William Charette (DDG 130)

December 1, 2020 – General Dynamics Bath Iron Works celebrated the start of fabrication of the future USS William Charette (DDG 130) Monday at the Structural Fabrication Facility in East Brunswick. DDG 130 is the 43rd of its class built in Bath and second Flight III Arleigh Burke destroyer to start construction at Bath Iron Works. Advancements in radar and…

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General Dynamics Electric Boat Awarded Navy Contracts

October 1, 2020 – The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat two contracts this week with a total value of $251 million. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. The first contract is a $215.7 million modification to a previously awarded contract, the cumulative value of which, if all options are exercised, could be more…

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Bollinger Awarded Floating Dry Dock Contract for Columbia Class Submarines

September 16, 2020 – Bollinger Shipyards, LLC announced today that it will construct a state-of-the-art, floating dry dock for General Dynamics Electric Boat to support the construction and maintenance of the United States’ new Columbia Class of Ballistic Missile Submarines. “Bollinger Shipyards is pleased to expand our current relationship with Electric Boat and to play a critical role in increasing…

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General Dynamics Bath Iron Works and Union Reach Agreement

August 8, 2020 – General Dynamics announced today that the negotiating teams from Bath Iron Works and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local S6 reached agreement last night on mutually acceptable terms to end the ongoing strike by shipyard workers in Bath, Maine. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service deputy director Rich Giacolone and IAM International President…

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Construction Begins on Fourth Expeditionary Sea Base

June 29, 2020 – Construction of the fourth Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship officially began on June 25 at the General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO) shipyard in San Diego, Calif. Due to the COVID pandemic, the milestone was marked with an informal shipyard ceremony. Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ships are highly flexible platforms that are used across…

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General Dynamics Fire Control System for Columbia & Dreadnought Class SSBNs

June 19, 2020 – The U.S. Navy recently awarded a new contract to General Dynamics Mission Systems that includes a broad scope of work for the Columbia and Dreadnought ballistic missile submarine class to support development, production, and installation requirements. The contract as awarded has a value of $104,214,429 over the next four years. This contract is the first for…

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