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BIW Gets a Federal Boost 

The defense budget that received final congressional approval includes full funding sought by the navy for destroyers to be built by Maine’s Bath Iron Works.Maine Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins said Wednesday the budget includes $15.7-billion for two destroyer programs.Included is nearly $3-billion for two Arleigh Burke destroyers, one to be built in Bath, and the other in Mississippi. Also included is more than $186-million for completion costs of the DDG-1000 program. Bath will build all three of those.