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  • 16 September 2011
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy will christen the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) “Spearhead” on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at a ceremony at Austal’s U.S. shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. The 103 metre aluminium catamaran, “Spearhead”, is the first of its class under construction at Austal USA. “Spearhead” and the nine other JHSVs under contract are ideal for […]

  • 24 June 2020
    Authorities, Research & Development, Vessels

    The US Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded Austal USA a modification to a previously awarded littoral combat ship (LCS) contract, the shipbuilder said.

  • 19 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Austal held a keel-laying ceremony today for the third Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) – Jackson (LCS 6), one of five Austal-designed 127-metre US Navy Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ships under contract with the US Navy. Dr. Katherine Holmes Cochran, the ship’s sponsor, was present to weld her initials onto the keel plate as the Keel […]

  • 15 March 2012
    Industry news

      Austal USA, in conjunction with prime contractor, BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Alabama, has completed a 4-month drydock and shipyard availability for the “Sea Fighter” (FSF-1) based out of Panama City, Florida. The “Sea Fighter” is an aluminum catamaran operated by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) that has been used to test technologies for […]

  • 9 October 2018

    Austal USA, the US subsidiary of the Australian shipbuilder, has been awarded an additional $16.5 million contract for service work on one of US Navy’s Independence-class littoral combat ships. Specifically, the United States Department of Defence has awarded Austal USA $16,459,663 for a cost-plus-award fee against a previously awarded basic ordering agreement. The order provides engineering […]

  • 17 January 2014
    Industry news

    USNS Fall River (JHSV 4) hit the water successfully at Austal USA on January 16, 2014.   The high-speed catamaran, which is part of a 10-ship program worth over USD 1.6 billion, was recently christened at Austal shipyard. The launching was a multi-step process. The ship was first tranferred from the Assembly Bay 3 onto […]

  • 5 March 2013

    Austal USA’s order backlog has grown by approximately US$681.7 million as a result of two additional Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) contract options being exercised by the United States Navy. The contract options fund construction of the LCS 14 and LCS 16, the fifth and sixth ships in the 10-ship block buy award made to an […]

  • 18 March 2013
    Industry news

    The United States Department of Defense has announced that Austal USA has been awarded a US$19.987 million modification to a previously awarded Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) contract. The modification exercises options for class service efforts and special studies, analyses and reviews for the LCS program. Austal USA will assess engineering and production challenges, and evaluate […]

  • 11 January 2019

    Shipbuilder Austal USA has received a $21 million contract from the US Department of Defense for support activities on the littoral combat ship (LCS) program. Austal will be the prime contractor for undertaking a dry docking of LCS 14 to carry out various support and sustainment activities. This award is particularly significant as it is […]

  • 19 January 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Naval shipbuilder Austal Limited announced January 15 that Expeditionary Fast Transport 6 (EPF 6) was delivered to the U.S. Navy on January 14 during a ceremony aboard the ship at Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, USA. The delivery of the USNS Brunswick (EPF 6) marks the first ship in its class Austal has delivered […]

  • 30 March 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian-based shipbuilder Austal has laid the keel for the eighth U.S. Navy Expeditionary Fast Transport vessel Yuma (EPF 8) at its Mobile, Alabama facility during a ceremony held March 29. The ship is built under a 10-ship, $1.6 billion block-buy contract awarded to Austal in 2008. Laying the keel is the formal recognition of the start […]

  • 3 October 2012
    Industry news

    On October 1, 2012, Austal USA successfully completed the launch process of the second Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV), the recently christened USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2). This 103-metre high-speed catamaran represents the US Department of Defense’s next generation multi-use platform. It is part of a 10-ship program potentially worth over US$1.6 billion. Brian Leathers, […]

  • 26 December 2016

    The U.S. Navy received USS Gabrielle Giffords, littoral combat ship number ten, during a ceremony held at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard. The future USS Gabrielle Giffords is the fifth Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) delivered to the USN since 2009 and the fourth naval vessel delivered to the USN by Austal USA in 2016. Austal […]

  • 20 March 2020

    Last week, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Marise Payne, laid the keel for the US Navy’s new Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Canberra.  The keel laying ceremony was held at Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, on March 10, 2020. The LCS 30 will be a 127-meter-long frigate-sized vessel designed to support focused mine […]

  • 25 February 2020

    The US Navy’s 12th expeditionary fast transport (EPF) vessel, the future USNS Newport (EPF 12), was launched at Austal USA’s shipyard on February 20, 2020. “We are excited to get Newport in the water, so we can shift focus to final outfitting and trials,” Tim Roberts, Strategic and Theater Sealift program manager, Program Executive Office […]

  • 15 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The United States Department of Defense has announced that Austal USA has been awarded a US$8.440 million cost-plus contract modification to a previously awarded Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) contract. The contract exercises options for core class services for the LCS Program. Austal USA will assess engineering and production challenges, as well as develop, evaluate costs […]

  • 31 August 2012

    First-in-class Joint High Speed Vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), the high-speed catamaran transport ship under construction at Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama, successfully completed Acceptance Trials (AT) on August 17, 2012, in the Gulf of Mexico. To achieve this milestone, the Navy conducted comprehensive tests which demonstrated the successful performance of the ship’s major systems […]

  • 23 March 2014
    Industry news

    Austal christened the future USS Jackson (LCS 6) March 22 at its state-of-the-art shipyard in Mobile, Ala.   Jackson is the first of 10 Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) that the U.S. Navy has awarded to Austal as prime contractor. The 127-meter aluminum trimaran is capable of being outfitted with reconfigurable payloads (mission packages) which […]

  • 12 August 2015

    The US Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Jackson (LCS 6) during a ceremony at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, Aug. 11. Delivery marks the official transfer of LCS 6 from the shipbuilder, an Austal USA-led team, to the Navy. It is the final milestone prior to commissioning, which is planned for […]

  • 25 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    On February 18, 2015, Austal and the US Navy held a keel-laying ceremony for the future USS Omaha (LCS 12), the fourth Independence-variant LCS class ship built at Austal under the 10-ship, $3.5 billion block buy contract awarded to Austal as prime contractor by the Navy in 2010. Captain Tom Anderson, Littoral Combat Ship Program […]

  • 30 September 2015

    Naval Sea Systems Command awards Austal USA five contracts worth approximately US$22 million. Austal USA was awarded a US$13,3 million order to provide all supplies, services, labor and material in support of the pre-shock trials emergent availability for Littoral Combat Ship USS Jackson (LCS 6). Efforts will include program management, test plan and Integrated Master Schedule […]

  • 18 July 2018
    Industry news

    In an effort to expand its business, shipbuilder Austal USA opens a new San Diego operations office.

  • 27 June 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US defense department has awarded Austal USA a $16.3 million contract modification for littoral combat ship class design services. The contract will also see the company provide integrated data and product model environment (IDPME) support. More specifically, Austal will provide class design products including technical analyses, engineering, configuration management, software maintenance and development, production […]

  • 10 December 2019

    The US Navy has christened its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Mobile (LCS 26). The christening ceremony took place at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, on December 7, 2019. U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, representing Alabama’s first district, delivered the christening ceremony’s principal address. His wife, Rebecca Byrne, president and […]

  • 14 February 2020

    The US Navy has taken delivery of the future Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Kansas City (LCS 22) at the Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Kansas City is the 21st LCS delivered to the navy and the 11th Independence variant to join the fleet. “We have now delivered 11 of the 19 Independence-class LCS currently […]

  • 20 December 2011
    Industry news

    Austal USA, Mobile, Ala., is being awarded a $7,917,425 modification to previously awarded contract to exercise an option for core Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) class services for the LCS program.  Austal USA will assess engineering, baseline, and configuration management services in support of the basic construction, post delivery, test and trials phases of the LCS […]

  • 23 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Austal USA has launched the US Navy’s 12th Independence-variant littoral combat ship Oakland (LCS 24) at its Mobile, Alabama, shipyard. The ship was launched on July 21 and is scheduled for delivery next year. The future USS Oakland is one of 19 Independence-variant LCSs that will join the fleet. Four additional LCSs are under various […]

  • 17 April 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Austal’s Alabama, USA, shipyard laid the keel for the U.S. Navy’s future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) on April 10. USS Cincinnati will be the 20th littoral combat ship and the tenth Independence-variant. Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and ship’s sponsor Penny Pritzker authenticated the keel during the ceremony. While keel laying traditionally represents the formal […]

  • 21 March 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy will christen its newest littoral combat ship, the future USS Jackson (LCS 6) in a ceremony at the Austal USA Shipyard in Mobile, Ala., March 22, at 10 a.m. CDT.   Secretary of the U.S. Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the principal address at the ceremony, and Dr. Katherine Holmes Cochran will […]