B.I.W. Awarded Destroyer Contract 

The Bath Iron Works has been awarded a nearly $663 million contract from the U.S. Navy to build the next generation of the DDG-51 destroyer.Maine Senator Susan Collins announced Tuesday that she has been informed by the Navy that the General Dynamics-owned shipyard will build the ship, known as the DDG-116.Collins says the decision good for the work force and the entire state of Maine.The Republican says the contract is a demonstration of the confidence the Navy has in BIW’s work.