WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- General Dynamics Bath Iron Works received a $125 million contract modification to perform yard services for two U.S. Navy ship variants.
The modification covers integrated planning and support for Arleigh Burke- and Oliver Hazard Perry-class ships. Tasks will include expert design, planning, maintenance, and modernization efforts. Work will be performed at the company's facility in Bath, Maine.
Bath Iron Works received $945 at the time of the modification award. The U.S. Department of Defense expects the work to be complete by December 2017. The Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C. is listed as the contract activity.
Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, also identified as DDG 51, are designed for both offensive and defensive operations, and have the option to operate independently or as part of carrier strike groups. Oliver Hazard Perry-class ships are guided missile frigates first commissioned in 1977 to replace World War II-era destroyers.
Bath Iron Works is a primary contractor for both ship variants.