GD Bath Iron Works, HII Ingalls Shipbuilding Land Navy DDG(X) Engineering, Design Contracts

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The United States Navy has awarded contracts to General dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) Subsidiary of Bath Iron Works and HII‘s (NYSE: HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding Division will perform shipbuilding engineering and design analysis for the next generation guided missile destroyer program.

Contractors will offer design products in support of preliminary and contract designs for the DDG(X) program under the firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-award costs contracts, the Department of Defense announced Friday.

Bath Iron Works and Ingalls Shipbuilding will perform work at their respective sites across the United States until July 2023 and will continue until July 2028 if all options are exercised.

Naval Sea Systems Command has committed research, development, test, and evaluation funds for fiscal year 2022 at the time of award.

Bath Iron Works President Chuck Krugh said in a statement on Friday that the company was pleased to implement its DDG 51 program. engineering and design experience to the great surface combatants of the next generation.

The opportunity to work alongside HII and our industry partners to meet the Navy’s capability, schedule and cost needs will result in synergies that build on other build programs extremely successful Navy,” Krugh added.

General Dynamics said Bath Iron and HII became members of the Navy’s DDG(X) team in March 2021 to support decision-making and concept refinement efforts.

The Navy did not disclose the value of the contracts for competitive reasons.

Kari Wilkinson, President of Ingalls Shipbuilding says the contract offers the HII Division the opportunity to bring innovation and best practices from its engineering team to the design of the service’s future surface combatant.

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