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WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a member of both the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics three contracts totaling $36,431,953 for work to be completed at Bath Iron Works.


The contracts are as follows:


·      $16,953,674 modification to a previously awarded contract to provide technical and
       industrial engineering work to support construction of DDG-1000 ships.


·      $12,478,261 modification to a previously awarded contract for Littoral Combat Ship
       (LCS) class design services.  LCS class design services provide necessary 
       engineering, program, and technical support for LCS Class ships.  This includes
       class baseline design services, class documentation services, class engineering
       studies, cost estimating support, LCS ship transition, interim support services, and
       liaison for ship construction and post delivery with the class design agent for LCS 6
       and follow. 


·       $7,000,000 modification to previously awarded contract to provide engineering
        and management services for advance planning and design in support of the
        post-shakedown availability for USS Independence (LCS 2).  Bath Iron Works will
        provide expert design, planning, and material support services for the vessel. 
        Efforts will include program management, advance planning, engineering, design,
        material kitting, liaison, and scheduling. 


"BIW workers are among the most skilled workers in the world. The ships they build are on the cutting edge of technology and serve to strengthen our country's national security and its ability to protect our interests overseas," said Senator Collins.  "This funding is welcome news to the skilled workforce at BIW, which played a critical role in designing the Independence-class LCS, and is hard at work building the Navy's newest DDG-1000 class destroyers."