Navy awards nine multiyear Arleigh Burke-class destroyer contracts

By Linda Hersey / August 3, 2023 at 10:33 AM
HII and Bath Iron Works have been awarded multiyear contracts to build nine Arleigh Burke-class destroyers over the next five years. The contracts include options for building six additional ships -- potentially bringing the total to 15 -- giving the Navy flexibility to increase construction building rates while keeping costs stable if additional destroyers are funded, service officials said at a media roundtable Wednesday. HII’s shipbuilding division in Mississippi was awarded a fixed-price-incentive firm (FPIF) contract to design and build...

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