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US Navy Awards $610 Million Contract for Advanced Destroyer Construction

© AP Photo / Bullit MarquezUSS Howard (DDG 83), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer
USS Howard (DDG 83), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer - Sputnik International
The US Navy awarded defense contractor General Dynamics a $610 million contract to fully fund the construction of an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer as part of a $3.4 billion contract to build five destroyers, General Dynamics said in a statement on Wednesday.

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer carries the AEGIS radar and communications missile tracking system, anti-aircraft missiles and Tomahawk anti-ship and land-attack missiles as well as two helicopters.

“The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer is a multi-mission combatant that offers defense against a wide range of threats, including ballistic missiles,” General Dynamics explained in the statement.

“It 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,” it added.

The work will be carried out at the Bath Iron Works in the US state of Maine, where three other Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are in various stages of construction.

The Bath Iron Works is also building three Zumwalt-class destroyers.

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