General Dynamics Bath Iron Works has secured a USD 13.3 million contract intended for material and labor to complete work on the DDG 1000 deckhouse.
DDG 1000 is scheduled for hull, mechanical and electrical delivery in fiscal year 2014. Work will be performed in Bath, Maine, and is expected to be completed by June 2014.
The mission of the DDG 1000 class destroyer is to provide credible independent forward presence and deterrence. The ships will provide advanced land attack capability in support of the ground campaign and contribute naval, joint or combined battle-space dominance in littoral operations.
In August, the U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics – Bath Iron Works (BIW) a contract for the design and construction of a steel superstructure (deckhouse and hangar) and construction of aft peripheral vertical launching system (PVLS) modules for integration into the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002), the third ship of the Zumwalt class destroyer program.
Naval Today Staff, September 27, 2013; Image: Navy