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  • 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 […]

  • 16 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Austal a $248.8 million contract for the design and construction of another two expeditionary fast transport vessels, EPF 11 and EPF 12. Austal said that this amount included contracts for long-lead time materials that were previously announced. The new contract follows a 2008 block-buy contract for ten EPF and extends Austal’s total build […]

  • 5 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian-based shipbuilder Austal announced it has been awarded a US$11.2 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide emergent availability planning and full ship shock trials (FSST) support for tests to be conducted on Littoral Combat Ship USS Jackson (LCS 6). The company made the announcement shortly after announcing it would book losses of $115 million […]

  • 4 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Austal is expecting to book losses of around US$115 million as it underestimated the level of modifications the U.S. Navy littoral combat ships need to undergo to pass the U.S. Navy’s shock trials. The Australian shipbuilder previously experienced ongoing schedule and margin pressure on the LCS program following delivery of LCS 6 in August 2015, which was Austal’s first […]

  • 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 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian-based shipbuilder Austal announced that it was awarded four separate post-shakedown availability (PSA) contracts by the U.S. Navy for littoral combat ships (LCS) 6 and 8. According to Austal, the contracts are worth over US$4.9 million in total. On May 6, 2016, Austal was awarded a $11.8 million contract to provide engineering and management services for advance planning […]

  • 5 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian government has signed a contract with Austal to build and sustain up to 21 steel-hulled vessels to replace the existing fleet of Pacific Patrol Boats as part of Australia’s new Pacific Maritime Security Program. Austal was previously selected as preferred bidder for the contract. Now, as part of the $280 million contract, Austal […]

  • 13 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Austal has launched the second high speed support vessel (HSSV) it is building for the Royal Navy of Oman. The Australian company said the vessel was ready for the naming ceremony scheduled for April 15. This second, 72-meter, vessel was built under a US$124.9 million contract the company received in March 2014 from the Royal Navy […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 March 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded the Australian shipbuilding company Austal a US$13.97 million modification to a previously awarded Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) contract for special studies, analyses and review efforts for the Littoral Combat Ship Program. Austal said it would be providing engineering and design services to reduce acquisition and lifecycle costs for the Independence variant LCS. This […]

  • 18 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Austal, the Australian-based shipbuilding company christened the Expeditionary Fast Transport USNS Carson City (EPF 7) during a ceremony at the company’s shipyard in Alabama, USA, on January 15. USNS Carson City is the seventh of 10 Expeditionary Fast Transport vessels (EPF), formerly joint high speed vessels (JHSV), that Austal has under contract with the U.S. Navy as […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australian-based shipbuilder Austal announced December 21 that its Austal USA subsidiary has been awarded a contract for $51,7 million to its 11-ship $3.5 billion Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) contract for the U.S. Navy. This contract modification is expected to increase to $198,385,545 over three years if options are exercised. This work includes design services for […]

  • 17 December 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian Minister for Defence, Senator Marise Payne, paid a visit to Austal’s Western Australian shipyard on Wednesday, December 16. The minister toured the shipyard to take a look at the company’s naval vessel design, construction and sustainment capabilities. The Defence Minister’s delegation, which included Senator Linda Reynolds and Senator Chris Back, was joined by Western […]

  • 14 December 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian-based shipbuilder, Austal Limited, announced December 13 it has entered into a shipbuilding contract with the National Australia Bank to construct two further Cape Class Patrol Boats.  The contract value for the two vessels is $63 million. The company said the vessels would be delivered to the National Australia Bank in 2017 and subsequently […]

  • 22 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy’s future USS Omaha (LCS 12) and fourth Austal-built littoral combat ship was launched in Mobile, Alabama on November 20. Omaha was rolled out of her assembly bay at the Austal USA Shipyard onto a barge for transfer down the Mobile River to a floating drydock at BAE Shipyard on November 19. The ship […]

  • 29 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Austal USA was awarded a $53.4 million contract to procure long-lead materials for the 11th Expeditionary Fast Transport for the U.S. Navy. The award covers materials including main propulsion engines, generators, water jets, main reduction gears, and other long-lead time items. Austal’s EPF program is steadily maturing with five ships delivered and three more under […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 October 2015
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 21 August 2015
    Authorities

    Austal Limited welcomed Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to Austal’s Western Australian Shipyard today in a tour which included the inspection of two Corvette-sized High Speed Support Vessels, currently under construction for the Royal Navy of Oman. Austal Chief Executive Officer Andrew Bellamy said the Australian Government’s recent announcement on a continuous shipbuilding program, including […]

  • 12 August 2015
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 3 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The keel of the future USNS Carson City (JHSV 7) was authenticated during a ceremony at the Austal USA shipyard on Friday, July 31. The keel was authenticated by the Mayor of Carson City, the Honorable Robert Crowell. By etching his initials into the keel plate, Crowell confirmed that the “keel” of the ship had […]

  • 30 June 2015
    Authorities

    Austal and the U.S. Navy held a keel-laying ceremony yesterday, June 29, for the future USS Manchester (LCS 14), marking the first significant milestone in its construction. This ship is the fifth Independence variant littoral combat ship (LCS) built at Austal under the 10-ship, $3.5 billion block buy contract awarded to Austal in 2010. Due to […]

  • 14 June 2015
    Authorities

    On June 13 Austal held a christening ceremony for the future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) in Mobile, Alabama. This is the third littoral combat ship (LCS) in Austal’s 10-ship, $3.5 billion block-buy contract. The Independence-variant littoral combat ship is a 127-meter (419-foot) aluminum trimaran, capable of being outfitted with reconfigurable payloads (mission packages) which […]