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  • 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 […]

  • 30 May 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    Australian shipbuilder Austal on May 30 announced that the first of overall 21 Pacific Patrol Boats was launched after officially starting construction in April 2017. The first vessel in the class is scheduled for delivery to Papua New Guinea in late October 2018. The boats are also known as the Guardian-class and are being built […]

  • 11 May 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Australian shipbuilder Austal will not be taking part in the construction of 12 offshore patrol vessels for the Royal Australian Navy, according to a May 11 statement from Luerssen – the prime contractor on the project. The announcement follows months of negotiations between the two sides. In November 2017 the Australian government selected Luerssen as […]

  • 19 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Australian shipbuilder Austal has finalized the contract for two Guardian-class Pacific Patrol Boats (PPB) to be built for Timor Leste. As informed, the additional contract is worth A$29.7 million and increases the total program from 19 to 21 vessels. The potential for the extension to the existing PPB contract was first announced last year and […]

  • 2 March 2018

    Shipbuilder Austal USA has launched USNS Burlington, the US Navy’s 10th Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel. Burlington was launched on March 1 following the last week’s christening. “Ship launches are milestone events in any shipbuilding program, but today’s launch is particularly significant as it is the tenth EPF launch in less than seven years,” Capt. Scot […]

  • 2 March 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy received its seventh Independence-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Manchester (LCS 14), in a ceremony in Mobile, Alabama, on February 28. Delivery marks the official transfer of LCS 14 from the shipbuilder, an Austal USA-led team, to the navy. It is the final milestone prior to commissioning, which is planned for […]

  • 20 December 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy has officially received its ninth expeditionary fast transport (EPF) vessel – USNS City of Bismarck (EPF 9). The shallow-draft, aluminium catamaran was delivered to the navy by shipbuilder Austal on December 19. EPFs are capable of intra-theater personnel and cargo transport and provide combatant commanders high-speed sealift mobility enabling the transport of […]

  • 6 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Timor Leste has agreed to have two Guardian-class pacific patrol boats (PPBs) built by Australian shipbuilder Austal. This was announced by the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull and Timor-Leste Prime Minister, Mari Alkatiri, at the Asia Pacific conference in Perth, Australia. Timor Leste is a new member of Australia’s Pacific Maritime Security Program which will now build […]

  • 3 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Royal Australian Navy has awarded shipbuilder Austal a three-year contract for the sustainment of Cape-class patrol boats Cape Fourcruoy and Cape Inscription. The contract is worth AUD18 million and will employ eight directly and 20 indirectly in local contractors and Austal’s own facilities in the Cairns area. The sustainment work will be in addition to […]

  • 4 September 2017
    Industry news

    Austal Australia on September 1st, 2017, celebrated the opening of its Adelaide office, which will support the design and production for the $3 billion Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) program. Officially welcoming Austal’s expansion into Adelaide were Martin Hamilton-Smith, Minister for Defence Industry (SA), Senator David Fawcett, and several locally based Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) […]

  • 31 July 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder Austal on Monday held a keel-laying ceremony for the first vessel of the Australian government’s Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement (PPB-R) Project. Defense industry minister Christopher Pyne authenticated the keel by committing his signature to a plate that was subsequently welded and placed in the hull of the vessel. Austal chief executive officer David Singleton said […]

  • 14 July 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder Austal and German designer Fassmer hosted over 120 Victorian defence and manufacturing companies for an industry engagement forum in Melbourne. The forum was held to allow the companies to learn about the Austal Fassmer joint venture bid for Australia’s $3 billion Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) program. Austal’s vice president defence, Davyd Thomas AO CSC, […]

  • 10 July 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder Austal has officially opened a new vessel sustainment office in Cairns to support the Cape-class fleet and the future Pacific Patrol Boats (PPB) that Austal is currently building. Following the opening ceremony on June 10, the sustainment facilities will employ nearly 30 people. Austal’s vice president defence, Davyd Thomas AO CSC, who was in […]

  • 26 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Australian shipbuilder Austal a $584 million contract to build an Independence-variant littoral combat ship. The 127 meter LCS28 will be the 14th LCS constructed at Austal’s US shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. “While I am obviously happy for Austal I am also delighted in the vote of confidence this delivers for […]

  • 9 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy’s ninth expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS City of Bismarck (EPF 9) was launched in Mobile, Alabama, on June 7. Prior to her launch, USNS City of Bismarck was rolled out of her assembly bay onto a barge for transfer down the Mobile River to a floating drydock at BAE Shipyard which helped the […]

  • 8 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilders Austal and ASC Shipbuilding announced they are teaming up for the construction of the Australian Navy’s SEA5000 Future Frigates. Under this arrangement, ASC Shipbuilding and Austal will act as one in support of the program, combining their skills and experience. “The Austal/ASC Shipbuilding teaming arrangement offers a compelling, low risk, Australian shipbuilding solution for each […]

  • 5 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Western Australian shipbuilder Austal is establishing a new design and project management office in Adelaide, South Australia, in a bid to secure a contract for the construction of Australian Navy offshore patrol vessels but also to support the company’s expansion into one of Australia’s two major shipbuilding hubs. Austal said the new office will initially […]

  • 16 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Shipbuilder Austal rolled out the U.S. Navy’s future littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) at its Alabama, Mobile, shipyard on March 15. After being rolled out of her assembly bay onto a barge for transfer down the Mobile River to a floating drydock at BAE Shipyard, the trimaran will enter the water on Thursday, March […]

  • 8 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder Austal opened a new shipbuilding facility that will be used for the Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement (PPB-R) programme. Australian Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne MP officially opened the facility at Naval Base, West Australia in a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 8. The newly-opened 10,500m² construction hub for Pacific Patrol Boats was previously […]

  • 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 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder Austal launched the tenth Cape-class patrol boat for the Royal Australian Navy at its Henderson, Western Australia, shipyard on February 14. Future Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Cape Inscription is the the second of two follow-on Cape-class boats that will be operated by the Royal Australian Navy. The first boat, ‘Cape Fourcroy’, was rolled out […]

  • 19 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Construction on the U.S Navy’ next expeditionary fast transport USNS City of Bismarck officially started with a keel laying ceremony on January 18. The ceremony was held at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard during which former North Dakota District Court Judge Robert Wefald served as keel authenticator. US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that EPF 9 would […]

  • 8 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder Austal has rolled out Hull 380 at its Henderson shipyard ahead of the launch later this week. Hull 380 is the ninth Cape-class patrol boat designed and constructed by Austal and the first of two to be delivered to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in 2017. The patrol boat will undergo final fitout before sea […]

  • 21 October 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    With an order book of over $3 billion, Austal is the only Australian company to make it into the top 100 defence companies in the world. Operating shipyards in Australia, U.S. and the Philippines, the company constructs ships for both the defence and commercial sector. Defence is at the company’s core, however, with over 80 percent of […]

  • 19 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Austal USA a contract to provide engineering and management services support of the Post Shakedown Availability for the Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10). The US$12 million cost-plus-award-fee order is seen as a boost to the company’s growing support business, which provides support to both the LCS and expeditionary […]