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  • 17 January 2013
    Industry news

    Austal today welcomed a high profile defence delegation, including the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Defence, to its Western Australian facility. The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, the UK Secretary of State for Defence, was accompanied by Australia’s Minister for Defence, the Hon Stephen Smith, MP; Australia’s Chief of Defence Force, General David Hurley, […]

  • 30 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Austal has announced the mooring of the US Navy’s Research Vessel ROGER REVELLE (AGOR 24) at its Marine Support Base in Henderson, Western Australia. Owned by the US Office of Naval Research and operated by the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, the 274 foot (84 meter) ship is pierside for maintenance and crew change out. Austal […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Austal Limited (Austal) has delivered Cape Nelson, the third of eight Cape Class Patrol Boats to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service under a $330 million design, build and in-service support contract.   Austal Chief Executive Officer Andrew Bellamy said it further demonstrated Austal’s ability to deliver fleet builds of complex vessels in accordance […]

  • 5 October 2015

    Austal has officially named the eighth and final Cape Class Patrol Boat Cape York during a ceremony held at Austal’s Henderson shipyard in Western Australia on October 2. Cape York is the last of eight Cape-class patrol boats built by Austal for the Australian Border Force (ABF) under an AUD$330million design, construct and in-service support […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 August 2012
    Industry news

    The United States Military Sealift Command (MSC) has exercised the first of three six months options for the ongoing charter of the Austal high speed vessel “WestPac Express”. The option forms part of a 24 month contract that Austal was awarded in December 2011. Austal Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Bellamy, said: “It is a great […]

  • 5 August 2011
    Equipment & technology

    The first aluminum has been cut for Austal’s third Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Jackson (LCS 6). After completing a successful Production Readiness Review (PRR) last week, the US Navy issued instructions to move ahead with production. US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus personally visited Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard recently to announce the name of the first […]

  • 21 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Austal announced that November 2014 will see Austal formally commence full time operations in Cairns, Australia. This move remains part of Austal’s continued expansion across Northern Australia in support of what is an increasing and significant number of Austal designed and built defence assets either based in Northern Australia or tasked to the various areas […]

  • 3 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Austal and the U.S. Navy celebrated the keel-laying of the future USNS Brunswick (JHSV 6), the second keel-laying ceremony for the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) program since the beginning of the year. Brunswick (JHSV 6) is one of ten Austal-designed 103-meter (338-foot) U.S. Navy JHSVs under contract. There have been four JHSVs delivered since […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder Austal announced on Friday that the detailed design review (DDR) for the A$306 million pacific patrol boat replacement (PPB-R) project has been completed on time and in accordance with the contracted schedule. The completion of the DDR marks the end of the design phase and the start of the production phase of the nineteen […]

  • 14 September 2011
    Industry news

    Austal’s USA shipyard, based in Mobile, Alabama, recently celebrated the successful launching of the US Department of Defence’s first-of-class Joint High Speed Vessel, “Spearhead”. The 103m catamaran has been designed as a multi-use platform, capable of providing rapid intra-theatre deployment and transportation of personnel, equipment and supplies, while supporting military logistics, sustainment and humanitarian relief […]

  • 9 November 2011
    Industry news

    On November 8, 2011, Austal held a keel-laying ceremony for its second Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV), “Choctaw County” (JHSV 2), one of seven Austal-designed 103-metre US Navy Joint High Speed Vessels under contract with the US Department of Defense. Captain Henry W. Stevens, III (USN), Strategic and Theater Sealift Program Manager, PMS 385, served […]

  • 1 July 2011
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has exercised contract options funding the construction of the sixth and seventh Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV), as part of a ten-vessel program potentially worth over US$1.6 billion. The construction contract for both vessels is valued at approximately US$313 million. Austal Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Bellamy, noted that this contract demonstrates the […]

  • 17 February 2011
    Industry news

      Austal employee, Byron Walpole, was presented with the prestigious Australian Industry and Defence Network (AIDN) 2011 National Young Achiever of the Year Award at a defence industry ceremony held in Canberra this week. Mr Walpole was the recipient of the Western Australian Young Achiever Award in late December 2010, and, as a result, was […]

  • 19 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The boats were leased by the navy after it experienced issues with Armidale-class boats.

  • 24 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has received the future USS Montgomery (LCS 8) from Austal during a ceremony held aboard USS Montgomery at the shipbuilder’s yard in Alabama on June 23. Delivery of LCS 8 marks the fourth Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) Austal has delivered to the Navy. Austal Chief Executive Officer David Singleton also said that […]

  • 2 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Austal has secured funds from the U.S. Navy for the construction of two additional Littoral Combat Ships. The vessels, LCS 22 and LCS 24, will be the ninth and tenth Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ships built by Austal as prime contractor under its existing 10-vessel contract with the U.S. Navy. Funding for LCS 22 and LCS 24 adds […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 May 2014
    Industry news

    The second-in-series Cape Class Patrol Boat was named Cape Byron during a ceremony held at Austal’s Henderson shipyard in Western Australia on April 28th.   Cape Byron is the second of eight boats being built by Austal for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) under a design, construct and in-service support contract. The […]

  • 13 January 2016
    Industry news

    Austal hosted a keel-laying ceremony for the future USS Tulsa (LCS 16) on January 11th, marking the first significant milestone in the ship’s construction. This ship is the sixth Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) built at Austal under the 10-ship, $3.5 billion block buy contract awarded to Austal in 2010. Ship sponsor Kathy Taylor, former […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Industry news

    Austal Limited (Austal) has delivered the second of eight Cape Class Patrol Boats being supplied to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service under a $330 million design, build and in-service support contract.   Cape Byron was delivered four weeks ahead of its original delivery date. Austal Chief Executive Officer Andrew Bellamy said it was […]

  • 26 June 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Leading electronics provider Kelvin Hughes has appointed global defence prime contractor Austal to lead its defence, border protection and paramilitary sales and support activities in Australia and New Zealand. The agreement will enable both companies to best support customers in Australasia. Under the agreement, Austal will sell and support Kelvin Hughes’ naval and marine products, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 April 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Austal and Lockheed Martin $564 million contracts each for the construction of further littoral combat ships (LCS). Under the contract, Lockheed will be building ship number 25 while Austal is to deliver LCS 26 as the prime contractor. Lockheed Martin builds the Freedom-variant of littoral combat ships and Austal builds the Independence-variant. […]

  • 8 January 2015

    Austal launched the sixth in-series Cape Class Patrol Boat (CCPB) at the company’s Australian Defence Facility in Henderson, Western Australia, today. The launch of Cape Leveque marks the third year in a row a CCPB has been launched in the first week of January; preceded by Cape St George (CCPB01) in 2013 and Cape Byron […]

  • 20 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Austal has rolled out the first of two 72m High Speed Support Vessels (HSSV’s) being built for the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO), on October 16, at the company’s Henderson Western Australia shipyard. Austal Chief Executive Officer Andrew Bellamy said the HSSV program successfully represents Austal’s capability to deliver competitive, customised defence solutions from proven […]