Navy will tap Bath Iron Works to build first Flight III destroyer

By Justin Doubleday / April 29, 2016 at 12:56 PM
(Editor's Note: This story has been updated with a Navy statement, received subsequent to publication, detailing why the service is awarding the new destroyer contract to Bath Iron Works.) General Dynamics Bath Iron Works will build the first of the Navy's upgraded guided missile destroyers, according to a Navy business posting. Naval Sea Systems Command is planning to issue a request for proposals to Bath Iron Works for the construction of one Arleigh Burke-class destroyer (DDG-51), which is “anticipated...

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