The Navy on Feb. 4 awarded General Dynamics’ [GD] Bath Iron Works (BIW) a contract worth up to $719 million for DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class destroyer integrated planning yard services.

The initial contract is worth $126 million for the first year of work but includes four option years that, if exercised, would raise the total value to $719 million.

The USS Rafael Peralta (DDG-115) conduct initial sea builder’s trials off the coast of Maine in 2016. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

Under this award, BIW will provide expert design, planning, material kitting, logistics, planning and execution, and material support services for both maintenance and modernization of destroyers.

Work will occur in Bath, Maine and is expected to be finished by January 2024. FY 2019 Navy funding of $21 million was obligated at award time, with $4.5 million expiring at the end of this fiscal year.

This was not a competitively procured contract in accordance with provisions for only one responsible source.