BATH, Maine, June 21 (UPI) -- General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is providing planning yard services for U.S. Navy ships under a $66.1 million award that runs through 2016.
Ongoing planning yard services will be for DDG 51 Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyers and the FFG 7 Oliver Hazard Perry class frigates.
"We are committed to supporting the Navy with high-quality, affordable post-delivery and modernization services to help ensure the readiness and capability of the fleet around the world," said Jeff Geiger, president of Bath Iron Works. "This award indicates confidence on the part of the Navy in our ability to maintain DDGs."
General Dynamics said the 2016 contract ending date is predicated on all contract options being exercised. If they were all exercised, the total value of the contract would be $371.6 million.
General Dynamics Bath Iron Works handles post-delivery maintenance and modernization for DDG 51 class ships and all FFG 7 class ships. The work is mainly conducted in five states as well as in Japan.
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