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  • 22 January 2021
    Vessels

    Shipbuilder Austal USA has held a keel laying ceremony for the future USNS Apalachicola (T-EPF 13), the US Navy’s 13th Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport (EPF) ship.

  • 10 December 2020
    Vessels

    Shipbuilder Austal USA has delivered the future USS Mobile (LCS 26), its 13th Independence-class littoral combat ship to the U.S. Navy, from the company’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.

  • 27 November 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Shipbuilder Austal Australia has ‘cut metal’ on the third of six new Cape-class patrol boats to be constructed for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

  • 18 September 2020
    Vessels

    Australian shipbuilder Austal has delivered the seventh Guardian-class patrol boat (GCPB) to the Australian Department of Defence.

  • 3 September 2020
    Vessels

    Shipbuilder Austal has delivered expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Newport (EPF 12) to the US Navy from its shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.

  • 31 August 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Savannah (LCS 28), was christened at Austal USA’s ship manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama on 29 August 2020.

  • 30 June 2020
    Vessels

    Shipbuilder Austal USA has delivered USS Oakland (24), a new Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS), to the US Navy, from the company’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.

  • 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.

  • 5 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Shipbuilder Austal has been awarded an A$324 million contract to design and construct six evolved Cape-class patrol boats (CCPBs) for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). It is the largest contract for an Australian vessel construction program ever awarded to Austal in the company’s 30-year history. The six new vessels, to be constructed at Austal’s Henderson […]

  • 3 February 2020
    Authorities

    Austal’s shipyards and service centers in Australia have been approved to bid for and provide support services, including ship repairs, maintenance and sustainment activity for US Navy and Military Sealift Command (MSC) ships. The announcement comes after the Australian shipbuilder signed an agreement of boat repair (ABR) with the navy. As explained, Austal’s Australian operations […]

  • 14 November 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Australian shipbuilder Austal has delivered the latest Guardian-class patrol boat, RSIPV Gizo, to Solomon Islands at a ceremony in Henderson, Western Australia, on November 8. Gizo was received by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and Minister of Police, National Security and Correctional Services Anthony Veke. Gizo is the fifth of 21 Guardian-class patrol boats to be […]

  • 16 August 2019
    Vessels

    Australian shipbuilder Austal has signed a contract to construct two Cape-class patrol boats (CCPB) for the Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago (GORTT). As informed, the order is worth around A$126 million. The GORTT contract award follows an announcement by Austal on July 30, 2018, that the GORTT intended to purchase two CCPB. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Australia-based shipbuilder Austal a $261.7 million contract for additional work on Expeditionary Fast Transport Ships (EPF) 13 and 14. The contract award extends the EPF program to 2022, with construction of EPF 13 to commence in late 2019 and EPF 14 to follow in the middle of […]

  • 27 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Austal USA has held a metal cutting ceremony on the US Navy’s Independence-class littoral combat ship Canberra (LCS 30). Austal LCS Program Director Dave Growden had the honor of starting the router to cut the first piece of aluminium, signaling the start of construction. The LCS is a 127m frigate-sized vessel designed to support focused […]

  • 12 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Papua New Guinea Defence Force commissioned the first Guardian-class patrol boat HMPNGS Ted Diro in a ceremony on February 1. The ceremony was attended by the Chief of the Australian Defence Force and the ship’s company of the Royal Australian Navy’s Armidale-class patrol boat HMAS Wollongong. Ted Diro is the first of 21 Guardian-class […]

  • 11 January 2019
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 17 December 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US state department has awarded Austal USA a contract for the construction of an additional two Independence-variant littoral combat ships (LCS) for the US Navy. According to Austal, this brings the total of new LCS orders booked in calendar year 2018 to four ships. For competition reasons the US Navy has not announced the […]

  • 4 December 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy has awarded Austal USA a $40.3 million contract for the procurement of long lead-time materials for the construction of the fourteenth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) ship for the US Navy. Long lead-time materials for the additional vessel will include diesel engines, water jets and reduction gears. This contract follows a similar award […]

  • 2 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder Austal became a victim of a cyber attack and an extortion attempt, the company said Thursday. Austal said its Australian branch had its data management system compromised by an unknown offender. The company noted that the data breach had had no impact on its operations, adding that the Austal USA branch was not […]

  • 19 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy has awarded Austal USA a $57.8 million order to fund the procurement of long lead-time materials for the construction of the 13th 103-meter Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF). Long lead-time materials for the additional vessel will include diesel engines, water jets and reduction gears. Austal was awarded the initial contract to design and […]

  • 9 October 2018
    Vessels

    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 […]

  • 3 September 2018
    Vessels

    Austal USA has delivered its ninth Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS) to the US Navy. The future USS Charleston (LCS 18) is the third Austal designed and built LCS delivered to the navy this year and will be the fourteenth to enter the fleet. The newbuilding completed its acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico […]

  • 13 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Australian shipbuilder Austal will be delivering six offshore patrol vessels for the Philippine Navy, the company confirmed on August 13. The confirmation follows Philippine media reports from August 11, which said the Defence Secretary of the Philippines government, Delfin Lorenzana, announced that the Australian company would be delivering the vessels from its shipyard in Cebu. “Whilst […]

  • 13 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Shipbuilder Austal has authenticated the keel for the US Navy’s eleventh Spearhead-class Expeditionary Fast Transport ship in a ceremony at its Mobile, Alabama shipyard. A keel laying is the formal recognition of the start of a ship’s construction, as the keel is the symbolic backbone of a ship. The keel was said to be “truly and […]

  • 30 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Australian shipbuilder Austal announced that the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago government intends to purchase two Austal-designed Cape-class patrol boats. The purchase would enhance the border protection capabilities of the country in conjunction with the existing Coast Guard fleet, and will join six Austal fast patrol craft acquired in 2009. The shipbuilder said the sale […]