26 May Breaking on WCME: Another gift for BIW
Another step toward yet another windfall for Bath Iron Works. In Washington, the Senate appropriations committee approves the balance of the funding needed for the construction of an additional Arleigh Burke class destroyer that would be built at the local shipyard.
This ship is in addition to the two ships funded in the bill as part of a cost-saving multi-year procurement contract to build ten ships from 2013-2017. This $433 million dollars in new funding is part of a bill to be considered by the full senate next month.