Maine Windfall? Navy Plans to Buy Up to 10 Destroyers

May 4, 2013

The Navy plans to announce contracts next month for as many as 10 new destroyers, and Maine's Bath Iron Works is expected to compete for the work.

Navy officials informed Maine's U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King on Friday that the Pentagon plans to announce multi-year contracts for as many as 10 DDG-51 destroyers by June 4.

The Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, each of which costs well in excess of $1 billion, would be procured by the Navy from fiscal year 2013 to 2017. The Navy's previous budget included requests for nine DDG-51 destroyers during that period.

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