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  • 10 October 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The Royal Australian Navy tested a maritime version of the Portable Raman Improvised Explosive Detector (PRIED) prototype at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin on October 10. The technology was developed through a partnership between Queensland-based EPE and the Defence Innovation Hub. EPE signed a $1 million contract with the Defence Innovation Hub in February 2018 to further develop […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 February 2020
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s 12th expeditionary fast transport (EPF) vessel, the future USNS Newport (EPF 12), was launched at Austal USA’s shipyard on February 20, 2020. “We are excited to get Newport in the water, so we can shift focus to final outfitting and trials,” Tim Roberts, Strategic and Theater Sealift program manager, Program Executive Office […]

  • 24 April 2017
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of its eighth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, USNS Yuma (EPF 8), April 21. EPFs are shallow draft, all aluminum, commercial-based catamarans capable of intra-theater personnel and cargo transport, that provide combatant commanders high-speed sealift mobility. EPFs enable rapid projection and agile maneuver and transport of personnel, equipment and supplies […]

  • 23 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Ships deployed as part of the Royal Australian Navy’s annual maritime task group Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE18) have returned to Australia following a three-month deployment to the Pacific. HMAS Adelaide docked in Townsville on August 23 to return embarked soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment. Fellow task group members HMA Ships Melbourne, Toowoomba […]

  • 23 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy is set to christen its newest expeditionary fast transport ship in a ceremony at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama, shipyard on February 24. The future USNS Burlington, designated T-EPF 10, will be the first ship in naval service to honor Burlington, Vermont’s largest city. The first Navy ship Burlington (PF-51) was named for Burlington, Iowa, […]

  • 27 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has accepted delivery of the seventh expeditionary fast transport USNS Carson City during a ceremony held aboard the ship at Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, on June 24. This is the second vessel delivered by Austal USA to the U.S. Navy this month as just a day before, on June 23, the U.S. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 September 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy has marked the construction start for its 10th expeditionary fast transport (EPF) vessel, Burlington (EPF 10), with a keel laying ceremony on September 26. The keel was said to be “truly and fairly laid” as it was authenticated by William Pfister, vice president emeritus of Austal USA, by signing his initials into the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 November 2018
    Vessels

    The US Navy will christen its newest Expeditionary Fast Transport, the future USNS Puerto Rico (T-EPF 11), at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, on November 10. “This ship honors the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the contributions Puerto Ricans have made to our nation and Navy and Marine Corps team,” Secretary of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Austal USA hosted a keel laying and authentication ceremony for the US Navy’s twelfth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, the Newport (EPF 12), at its Alabama shipyard on January 29. The keel was said to be “truly and fairly laid” as it was authenticated by Charlotte Dorrance Marshall, signing her initials into the keel plate. […]

  • 18 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Maritime professionals from South and East Africa, Europe, Indian Ocean nations and the U.S. met for the Cutlass Express 2016 Main Planning Event (MPE) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Aug. 4 – 7. The four-day planning event aimed to further develop exercise scenarios for partner nations, participant force offerings, schedule of events and participant manning […]

  • 11 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Multinational naval and coast guard representatives attended an opening ceremony to kick off the week-long training collaboration, Eurasia Partnership Capstone (EPC) 2012, in Souda Bay, Greece, Dec. 9. Members of the Eurasian Partnership participate in events throughout the year, including diving exercises, ship rider exchanges, port visits, staff talks, and senior leader engagements. Eurasian Partnership […]

  • 12 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy is set to receive USNS City of Bismarck (T-EPF 9), its ninth expeditionary fast transport ship, later this month. As one of the navy’s newest ship classes, the non-combatant EPFs provide warfighters with a ship that can be configured and reconfigured to take on any number of missions from its transport mission, to […]

  • 29 December 2014
    Training & Education

    HMAS Success brought a touch of Aussie Christmas to the Gulf of Oman this year. Whilst deployed on Operation MANITOU in the Middle East, the crew celebrated Christmas in a unique but familiar way. Festivities were as traditional as possible but slightly modified due to the ship’s environment. ‘Carols by Cyalume-light’ kicked off the celebrations […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 October 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Exelis has completed negotiations for two production contracts from Boeing Co. to supply sonobuoy launchers and carriage and release systems for the U.S. Navy’s P-8A Poseidon multimission maritime aircraft. Exelis will supply systems that will include rotary, single-shot sonobuoy pneumatic launchers and pneumatic carriage and release equipment. The Exelis-designed Sonobuoy Launching System (SLS) is planned […]

  • 19 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Austal marked the start of fabrication work on the U.S. Navy’s eleventh expeditionary fast transport USNS Puerto Rico on January 18. On the same day, the keel was authenticated for the EPF 9, USNS City of Bismarck. The start of construction on Puerto Rico signifies the procurement of materials and components, and the shipyard’s ability to […]

  • 14 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s minehunter HMS Hurworth paid a visit to Loch Ewe when it popped in to stock up on fuel and supplies during the biggest war games being run in the UK. During this visit, the vessel also managed to put a huge smile on the faces of two groups of youngsters aged five to 11 from Poolewe […]

  • 7 November 2019
    Vessels

    The US Navy will christen its newest Expeditionary Fast Transport, the future USNS Newport (T-EPF 12), during a ceremony at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, on November 9. “This ship honors the city of Newport, Rhode Island, and serves as a reminder of the contributions the community has and continues to make to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s tenth expeditionary fast transport vessel Burlington (EPF 10) completed builder’s trials on June 29. The week of trials began dockside at the Austal USA Shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. EPF 10 engaged in pierside dock trials with the Supervisor of Shipbuilding Gulf Coast working with the shipyard to demonstrate ship equipment and system operation […]

  • 15 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The 13th vessel in the US Navy’s Spearhead-class of expeditionary fast transport (EPF) ships will be named USNS Apalachicola (T-EPF 13), Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has announced. Construction of the ship is set to start in late 2019 after shipbuilder Austal USA received a long-lead time materials contract for the 13 and […]

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

    US Navy’s new Expeditionary Fast Transport 6 (EPF 6) USNS Brunswick has successfully completed Navy acceptance trials on October 23. The ship, which was constructed by Austal USA, is the sixth ship of the EPF class. The EPF class ships were formerly known as Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV). The ship’s trials included dockside testing […]