The U. S. Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) , a $15.9m modification to a previously awarded contract for procurement of long-lead material and engineering, production and related support services associated with the construction of DDG 1001. The original contract was awarded in February 2008. Work encompassed by this modification is expected to be completed by July 2010.
Bath Iron Works is the lead designer and builder for the Navy's DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class program and employs approximately 5,600 people. A leader in surface combatant design and construction, Bath Iron Works has manufactured and delivered 31 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, the most technologically advanced surface combatant in the world, to the Navy since 1991.