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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Bath Iron Works to receive $13 million for destroyer radar upgrades

USS Michael MurphyThe U.S. Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works a $13 million contract modification to fund the first year of design work for a new radar system for the DDG 51-class of destroyers.

Known as “Flight III,” the new system and related infrastructure will replace the existing radar with air and missile defense radar on Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, according to the Navy.

First commissioned in 1991, the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers have undergone several upgrades, including the “Flight IIa” upgrade that added helicopter hangars and increased the ship’s length, according to a shipyard spokesman.

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