Title

Bath Iron Works will transition from completing the Navy's current DDG destroyer

Authors

Sean Donahue

Source

Mainebiz

Date

10-11-2004

Pages

1, 16-19

Abstract

Bath Iron Works will transition from completing the Navy's current DDG destroyer model in 2005 and building the next-generation model, perhaps not until 2007. BIW will also be building fewer of the new DD(X) model. BIW president Dugan Shipway is focusing on these uncertainties by streamlining the shipbuilding process. BIW's biggest vulnerability is that it builds only one type of ship for the Navy. With details on how Shipway, who took over 18 months ago, is trying to increase BIW's efficiency and flexibility; a BIW timeline from 1884 to 2007; options BIW might pursue if Navy work declines; and an illustrated look at the steps BIW takes to build Navy destroyers.

Subjects

Bath Iron Works, Shipbuilding

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