Senator Susan Collinssays the Navy has decided to scrap the DDG-1000 Zumwalt destroyer after the first two are built in shipyards in Maine and Mississippi.
Instead, she says the Navy told her today that it will build nine more Arleigh Burke destroyers.
The shipyard would need to build seven of those nine ships to make up for the loss of the Zumwalt program.
Instead, she says the Navy has promised only that a ":majority": of the nine ships will go to Bath.
Analysts say the Zumwalt became too expensive for the Navy to achieve its goal of a 313-ship fleet. They were expected to cost more than double the price tag of existing Arleigh Burke destroyers.