BATH, Maine (AP) - Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Work says it has been awarded a $23 million contract modification for work related to the DDG-51 destroyer.
Spokesman Matt Wickenheiser told the Portland Press Herald that the money is meant for design and planning efforts and is in addition to the company's $2.8 billion contracts to build four DDG-51 destroyers through fiscal year 201. There's also the possibility of a fifth ship if Congress awards additional funding.
Bath Iron Works earlier this month announced plans to lay off 118 workers on Dec. 20, the largest single round of job cuts at BIW this year. The total layoffs for the year amount to more than 230 workers.
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