BATH, Maine (AP) -- Maine's Bath Iron Works has won the competition for two out of three destroyers to be built in addition to three next-generation destroyers already on the books.
The Navy agreed to award one ship apiece to Bath Iron Works and Huntington Ingalls in Mississippi. The third ship was to be awarded on a competitive basis, and the Navy said Monday that it awarded an option for the third ship to Bath.
Earlier this month, the Navy announced that it had come to terms with the contract to complete all three next-generation Zumwalt destroyers.
Because they're so expensive, the Navy decided to go back to building Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, and those three contracts were announced Monday. Both Bath and Huntington were awarded $680 million apiece for the first two ships.