Bath Iron Works secures $146M planning yard option from US Navy

The US Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, part of General Dynamics, a $146 million option to continue to manage ongoing post-delivery modernization activities for Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyers.

As informed, the contract runs through January 2022.

“The Navy’s exercise of this option gives General Dynamics Bath Iron Works the opportunity to continue providing post-delivery design, planning and logistics support to the DDG 51 Program,” Dirk Lesko, Bath Iron Works President, commented.

Bath Iron Works provides planning yard services for all Arleigh Burke-class and Zumwalt-class destroyers including engineering, design, material kitting, logistics, planning and execution. The company is currently supporting 69 ships, representing two-thirds of the nation’s surface combatants.

DDG 51 Planning Yard services are provided in Brunswick, Maine, as well as the following DDG 51 homeports: Norfolk, Virginia; Mayport, Florida; San Diego, California; Everett, Washington; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Rota, Spain; and Yokosuka, Japan.

Photo: Illustration. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104). Photo: US Navy