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Since 1884, we have delivered more than 425 ships to the world's naval and commercial fleets. Today, Bath Iron Works builds naval ships with the same dedication.
We are the lead designer and builder of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, one of the most technologically advanced and capable surface combatants ever built. We are also one of the partners for the Zumwalt class, the Navy's next-generation, multi-mission naval surface combatant.
This multi-mission combatant offers defense against a wide range of threats, including ballistic missiles. The DDG-51 operates in support of carrier battle groups, surface action groups, amphibious groups and replenishment groups, providing a complete array of anti-submarine, anti-air and anti-surface capabilities. Designed for survivability, the ships incorporate all-steel construction and have gas turbine propulsion.
The DDG-1000 destroyer is the U.S. Navy's next-generation, guided-missile naval destroyer, leading the way for a new generation of advanced multi-mission surface combat ships. The ships will feature a low radar profile, an integrated power system and a total ship computing environment infrastructure. Armed with an array of weapons, the Zumwalt-class destroyers will provide offensive, distributed and precision fires in support of forces ashore.