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DDG-1000 Program - 2011

On 15 September 2011 the U. S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a $1.8 billion contract for the construction of DDG 1001 and DDG 1002, the next two ships in the Zumwalt-class program. DDG 1001 was scheduled to be delivered in December 2015 and DDG 1002 was scheduled to be delivered in February 2018. This contract enables us to maintain a strong base of quality shipbuilding jobs in Maine and continue our contributions to sustaining the U.S. Navy fleet, said Jeff Geiger, president of Bath Iron Works. It provides Bath Iron Works with a healthy backlog of work and reflects the Navys continued commitment to the DDG-1000 program, as well as their confidence in our ab ility to build and deliver all three ships of this class."

On 17 November 2011, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works celebrated the keel laying of Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the first ship in the planned three-ship Zumwalt class of guided-missile destroyers. The keel unit is the 4,000-ton, heavily outfitted mid-forebody section of the ship, which was moved from the shipyards Ultra Hall construction facility onto the building ways in late October 2011.

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