PORTLAND — Maine’s Bath Iron Works has won a $105.3 million contract to build the U.S Navy a new destroyer and begin planning for another.

Bath Iron Works is still working on the first DDG-1000 “stealth” destroyer.

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins says the funding is welcome news for Bath Iron Works and its employees.

She says that with the contract, the Navy continues to show confidence in the shipbuilding capabilities of the Bath work force.

The Navy has committed to building all three of the stealth destroyers in Maine.


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