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  • 20 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Navy’s newest joint high speed vessel (JHSV 6), the future USNS Brunswick, was launched from the Austal USA Shipyard May 19. With the 338-foot Joint High Speed Vessel entering the water for the first time, the ship will undergo final outfitting and testing before sea trials and delivery to the Navy later this […]

  • 4 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Austal Limited has delivered Cape Leveque, the sixth 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 Leveque is named after the northernmost tip of the Dampier Peninsula in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The remaining […]

  • 17 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Austal has been awarded a $11 million order against the previously awarded Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) to provide engineering and management services for advance planning and design in support of the Post Shakedown Availability for Littoral Combat Ship USS Jackson (LCS 6). Under the contract, Austal USA will provide design, planning, and material support services […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), launched from the Austal USA shipyard Feb. 25, marking an important production milestone for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program. The ship is named after former United States Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. LCS 10 will be the 16th U.S. naval ship to be named for a woman, and only […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 January 2015
    Industry news

    Austal christened USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) on January 10th at its state-of-the-art shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. USNS Trenton is the fifth of ten Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) that Austal has under contract with the U.S. Navy as part of an overall 10-ship block-buy contract worth over $1.6 billion. The 338-foot catamaran vessel was named […]

  • 8 January 2015
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 22 December 2014
    Authorities

    Austal USA is being awarded a $14,3 million cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise an option for class services in support of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program. Austal will provide engineering and design services, as well as affordability efforts to reduce LCS acquisition and lifecycle costs. Work will be performed in Mobile, Alabama […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Austal Limited announces the third-in-series Cape Class Patrol Boat has been officially named Cape Nelson during a ceremony today at the Company’s Australian Defence Facility in Henderson, Western Australia. Cape Nelson is the third of eight boats being provided by Austal for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) under a design, construct and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 October 2014
    Industry news

    Austal launched the fifth in-series Cape Class Patrol Boat (CCPB) today at the Company’s Australian Defence Facility in Henderson, Western Australia. Cape Jervis is the fifth of eight 58-metre patrol boats that are being delivered to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) by Austal as Prime Contractor under a design, build and in-service […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

      Austal USA launched the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) the future USNS Trenton from its shipyard Sept. 30. Launch is a major milestone for a ship and its class, signifying that the vessel is ready to enter the final stages of construction. USNS Trenton will be the U.S. Navy’s fifth Joint High Speed Vessel […]

  • 7 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The future USS Montgomery (LCS 8) launched from the Austal USA shipyard Aug. 6, marking an important production milestone for the littoral combat ship program.   This vessel is the second of ten 127-meter Independence-variant LCS class ships Austal has been contracted to build for the U.S. Navy as prime contractor subsequent to a $3.5 […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Austal hosted the keel-laying ceremony for the seventh vessel (Cape Wessel) of eight 56-metre patrol boats that Austal is designing, building and supporting for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) on 4 July 2014. With this ceremony Austal once again demonstrated the rapid progress it is making on the Cape Class Patrol Boat […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Industry news

    Austal launched the third-in-series Cape Class Patrol Boat (CCPB) at the Company’s Australian Defence Facility in Henderson, Western Australia on 5 May 2014.   Cape Nelson is the third of eight 56-metre patrol boats that are being delivered to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) by Austal as Prime Contractor for a design, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy and Austal USA held a keel laying ceremony for the future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), the Navy’s tenth littoral combat ship (LCS), in Mobile, Ala., on April 16.   The keel-laying ceremony recognizes the first joining together of a ship’s components. While modern shipbuilding processes allow fabrication of individual modules to […]

  • 11 March 2014
    Industry news

    A ceremony celebrating the laying and authentication of the keel of the future USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) was held at the Austal USA shipyard, yesterday.   The keel was authenticated by the ship’s sponsor, Virginia Kamsky, who confirmed that it was truly and fairly laid. Although the laying of the keel has historically signified the […]

  • 10 March 2014
    Industry news

    Austal Limited (Austal) has been awarded a contract from a naval customer in the Middle East for the design, construction and integrated logistics support of two 72 metre High Speed Support Vessels (HSSVs).   The value of the contract is approximately US$124.9 million. Austal will construct the HSSVs at its shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia. […]

  • 6 March 2014
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy awarded Austal USA a $7,120,153 modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise an option for post-delivery support for LCS 6.   Under the contract, Austal USA will perform planning and implementation of deferred design changes that were identified during the construction period. Austal Chief Executive Officer Andrew Bellamy said: “As Austal’s […]

  • 28 January 2014
    Industry news

    The US Navy’s newest littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Coronado, left the Austal USA Shipyard and headed to her commissioning site in Coronado, Calif.   LCS Program Manager, Capt. Tom Anderson, said that it was exciting to see the ship exiting the new construction yard en route to her homeport. The ship passed […]

  • 21 January 2014
    Industry news

    Austal held a keel-laying ceremony for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service’s (ACBPS) fifth Cape Class Patrol Boat, the Cape Jervis, on 17 January 2014.   The Cape Class Patrol Boats Contract, which includes design, construction and through-life support of eight 58- meter patrol boats, was awarded to Austal in August 2011. National Director […]