GD Bath Iron Works, HII Ingalls Shipbuilding Land Navy DDG(X) Engineering, Design Contracts

The U.S. Navy has awarded contracts to General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) Bath Iron Works subsidiary and HII’s (NYSE: HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division to perform shipbuilder engineering and design analysis for the next-generation guided-missile destroyer program.

The contractors will come up with design products in support of preliminary and contract designs for the DDG(X) program under the firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-award-fee contracts, the Department of Defense said Friday.

Bath Iron Works and Ingalls Shipbuilding will carry out work at their respective sites across the U.S. through July 2023 and continue through July 2028 if all options are exercised.

Naval Sea Systems Command obligated research, development, test and evaluation funds for fiscal year 2022 at the time of award.

Bath Iron Works President Chuck Krugh said in a statement published Friday the company is excited to apply its DDG 51 program engineering and design experience to the next-generation large surface combatants.

The opportunity to work alongside HII and our industry partners to meet the Navy’s needs for capability, schedule and cost will result in synergies that build on other extremely successful Navy construction programs,” Krugh added.

General Dynamics said Bath Iron and HII became part of the Navy’s DDG(X) team in March 2021 to back decision-making and concept refinement efforts. 

The Navy did not disclose the value of the contracts for competitive reasons.

Ingalls Shipbuilding President Kari Wilkinson said the contract provides the HII division an opportunity to bring innovation and best practices of its engineering team to the design of the service’s future surface combatant.

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