USN Awards $644 mil Contract for Another DDG 51 Destroyer

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  1. Falcon

    Falcon Lieutenant Colonel Staff Member Social Media Team

    Oct 10, 2015
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    Navy Awards General Dynamics Bath Iron Works $644 Million for Construction of DDG 51 Class Destroyer

    BATH, Maine – The U.S. Navy has awarded funding for the planning and construction of DDG 124, the Fiscal Year 2016 Arleigh Burke-class destroyer under contract at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works. The $644.3 million contract modification fully funds this ship, which was awarded as part of a multi-year competition for DDG 51 class destroyers awarded in 2013. The total value of the five-ship contract is approximately $3.4 billion. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

    Fred Harris, president of Bath Iron Works, said, “This funding will allow us to continue our efforts associated with planning and construction of DDG 124. The men and women of Bath Iron Works are working hard to continuously improve our processes as we contribute to the U.S. Navy’s important shipbuilding programs.”

    There are currently four DDG 51 destroyers in production at Bath Iron Works: Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) and Carl M. Levin (DDG 120).

    The Navy has named DDG 124 the Harvey C. Barnum, Jr., after a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the Vietnam War. Colonel Barnum served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Reserve Affairs and as Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs).

    The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer is a multi-mission combatant that offers defense against a wide range of threats, including ballistic missiles. It operates in support of carrier battle groups, surface action groups, amphibious groups and replenishment groups, providing a complete array of anti-submarine (ASW), anti-air (AAW) and anti-surface (SuW) capabilities.

    Designed for survivability, the ships incorporate all-steel construction and have gas turbine propulsion. The combination of the ships’ AEGIS combat system, the Vertical Launching System, an advanced ASW system, two embarked SH-60 helicopters, advanced anti-aircraft missiles and Tomahawk anti-ship and land-attack missiles make the Arleigh Burke class destroyers the most powerful surface combatants ever put to sea.

    Bath Iron Works currently employs approximately 6,100 people.
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    Pathfinder Lieutenant Colonel

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    A massive fleet


    USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51), Norfolk, VA
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    USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), San Diego, CA
    USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), Yokosuka, Japan
    USS Stout (DDG 55), Norfolk, VA
    USS John S McCain (DDG 56), Yokosuka, Japan
    USS Mitscher (DDG 57), Norfolk, VA
    USS Laboon (DDG 58), Norfolk, VA
    USS Russell (DDG 59), Pearl Harbor, HI
    USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), Pearl Harbor, HI
    USS Ramage (DDG 61), Norfolk, VA
    USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), Yokosuka, Japan
    USS Stethem (DDG 63), Yokosuka, Japan
    USS Carney (DDG 64), Mayport, FL
    USS Benfold (DDG 65), San Diego, CA
    USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), Norfolk, VA
    USS Cole (DDG 67), Norfolk, VA
    USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), Mayport, FL
    USS Milius (DDG 69), San Diego, CA
    USS Hopper (DDG 70), Pearl Harbor, HI
    USS Ross (DDG 71), Norfolk, VA
    USS Mahan (DDG 72), Norfolk, VA
    USS Decatur (DDG 73), San Diego, CA
    USS McFaul (DDG 74), Norfolk, VA
    USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), Norfolk, VA
    USS Higgins (DDG 76), San Diego, CA
    USS O'kane (DDG 77), Pearl Harbor, HI
    USS Porter (DDG 78), Norfolk, VA
    USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79), Norfolk, VA
    USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), Mayport, FL
    USS Winston S Churchill (DDG 81), Norfolk, VA
    USS Lassen (DDG 82), Yokosuka, Japan
    USS Howard (DDG 83), San Diego, CA
    USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), Norfolk, VA
    USS McCampbell (DDG 85), Yokosuka, Japan
    USS Shoup (DDG 86), Everett, WA
    USS Mason (DDG 87), Norfolk, VA
    USS Preble (DDG 88), San Diego, CA
    USS Mustin (DDG 89), Yokosuka, Japan
    USS Chafee (DDG 90), Pearl Harbor, HI
    USS Pinckney (DDG 91), San Diego, CA
    USS Momsen (DDG 92), Everett, WA
    USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), Pearl Harbor, HI
    USS Nitze (DDG 94), Norfolk, VA
    USS James E Williams (DDG 95), Norfolk, VA
    USS Bainbridge (DDG 96), Norfolk, VA
    USS Halsey (DDG 97), San Diego, CA
    USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), Norfolk, VA
    USS Farragut (DDG 99), Mayport, FL
    USS Kidd (DDG 100), San Diego, CA
    USS Gridley (DDG 101), San Diego, CA
    USS Sampson (DDG 102), San Diego, CA
    USS Truxtun (DDG 103), Norfolk, VA
    USS Sterett (DDG 104), San Diego, CA
    USS Dewey (DDG 105), No homeport
    USS Stockdale (DDG 106), San Diego, CA
    USS Gravely (DDG 107), Norfolk, VA
    USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108 ), San Diego, CA
    USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), Norfolk, VA
    USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), San Diego, CA
    USS Spruance (DDG 111), San Diego, CA
    USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), Pearl Harbor, HI
    PCU John Finn (DDG 113), Under construction
    PCU Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), Under construction
    PCU Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), Under construction
    PCU Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), Under construction
    PCU Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) - under construction
    PCU Daniel Inouye (DDG 118), Under construction
    PCU Delbert Black (DDG 119), Under construction
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