Welcome to the Bath Iron Works website. BIW employees are premier designers and builders of complex, technologically advanced naval ships. Since the 1950's, BIW has served as lead shipyard for 10 surface ship classes produced by the U.S. Navy, more than any other U.S. shipyard. In 1995, BIW was purchased by General Dynamics, further enhancing the company's technological expertise and capabilities through key investments and access to the complementary capabilities of other General Dynamics companies.
Bath Iron Works today is the lead designer and builder of the ARLEIGH BURKE Class AEGIS guided missile destroyer, the most technologically advanced surface combatant in the world. BIW also provides a full array of life cycle services aimed at helping our Navy customer increase fleet operational readiness and reduce total ownership cost.