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  • 16 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy has accepted delivery of its tenth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF 10) – the future USNS Burlington – from Austal USA. The vessel was delivered in a ceremony on November 15. Burlington was delivered as part of a US$1.9 billion contract for 12 vessels and is the fourth ship Austal has delivered to […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 March 2018
    Vessels

    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 […]

  • 7 June 2013
    Industry news

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced yesterday the next three joint high speed vessels (JHSV) will be named USNS Yuma, USNS Bismarck and USNS Burlington, and two littoral combat ships (LCS) will be named USS Billings and USS Tulsa.  “It is my privilege as Secretary of the Navy to name these ships after five […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Canadian Commercial Corp a $49.5 million contract for the Electro-Optics Sensor system for the Military Sealift Command’s Situational Awareness System program (MSC-EOS). According to the U.S. Department of Defense, the MSC-EOS system will be installed on Military Sealift Command and Navy and Coast Guard vessels with the aim of providing enhanced visual imagery to […]

  • 1 February 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    BAE Systems has been awarded a $52,000,000 modification contract to exercise options for Advanced Gun Systems for DDG 1002. The Advanced Gun System (AGS) uses the same 155 mm caliber as most American field artillery forces, although it is unable to fire the same ammunition. Instead, a new range of ammunition is under development for […]

  • 26 August 2011
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a not-to-exceed $161,030,943 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-5427) for MK15 Mod 31 SeaRAM systems in support of LCS 6 and 8 and Japan’s DDH 2405 helicopter destroyer, as well as Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) Block 1B class “A” overhauls, and land-based Phalanx Weapon System class […]

  • 29 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence of Canada, along with the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs and other dignitaries, participated yesterday in the unveiling of the Korea Memorial Monument in Spencer Smith Park, Burlington, Ontario.   “We must always remain grateful to our veterans of the Korean War, which was one […]

  • 8 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The New York Naval Militia welcomed a new 35-foot long, landing-craft style boat-into its fleet of patrol boats on Tuesday, August 7. The “LC-350” – LC for “landing craft” and 350 for the length of the boat – was accepted into service during a short ceremony at Albany’s Jennings Landing park on the Hudson River. […]

  • 3 August 2011
    Equipment & technology

    Power conversion specialist Converteam has been selected as the supplier of Integrated Power Systems (IPS) to the U.S. Navy with the award of an additional multi-million dollar contract to design and supply the complete electric power, propulsion and vessel automation system for the Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) program. The MLP program adds to Converteam’s market […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The United States and Singapore navies are holding Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise from 15th to 26th of July in the South China Sea, channelnewsasia.com reported today. The exercise will focus on sharpening conventional maritime warfare capabilities, according to the Singapore Ministry of Defence. The Ministry of Defence also said that the exercise […]

  • 13 April 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Image of the Day: Artist Rendering of Electromagnetic Railgun aboard USNS Millinocket The Office of Naval Research-founded electromagnetic railgun, which is installed aboard the joint high-speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3), shown by an artist rendering.   A long range weapon, railgun, can launch projectiles using electricity instead of chemical propellants and is under testing […]

  • 30 June 2020
    Vessels

    Shipbuilder Austal USA has delivered USS Oakland (24), a new Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS), to the US Navy, from the company’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.

  • 27 July 2015
    Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) successfully completed five days of combined, at-sea training events with the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), July 23, as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2015. This year’s at-sea phase included complex scenarios with ships, submarines and aircraft, an exercise with unmanned aerial […]

  • 26 December 2016
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy received USS Gabrielle Giffords, littoral combat ship number ten, during a ceremony held at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard. The future USS Gabrielle Giffords is the fifth Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) delivered to the USN since 2009 and the fourth naval vessel delivered to the USN by Austal USA in 2016. Austal […]

  • 24 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy and Republic of Singapore Navy completed the 21st annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore after 11 days of comprehensive training both at sea and ashore, July 24. CARAT Singapore featured a series of dynamic training engagements including a five-day sea phase involving ships, submarines and aircraft from both countries. Building […]

  • 2 February 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Future USS Coronado Leaves Austal Shipyard he 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 […]

  • 9 February 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    General Dynamics NASSCO Starts Construction of USNS John Glenn General Dynamics NASSCO today began construction of the future USNS John Glenn, the second ship of the U.S. Navy’s Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) program. The 765-foot long ship is scheduled to be delivered to the Navy in the first quarter of 2014.  Ex-USS Forrestal Heads for […]

  • 17 January 2014
    Industry news

    USNS Fall River (JHSV 4) hit the water successfully at Austal USA on January 16, 2014.   The high-speed catamaran, which is part of a 10-ship program worth over USD 1.6 billion, was recently christened at Austal shipyard. The launching was a multi-step process. The ship was first tranferred from the Assembly Bay 3 onto […]

  • 24 June 2020
    Authorities, Research & Development, Vessels

    The US Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded Austal USA a modification to a previously awarded littoral combat ship (LCS) contract, the shipbuilder said.