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  • 20 March 2020

    Last week, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Marise Payne, laid the keel for the US Navy’s new Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Canberra.  The keel laying ceremony was held at Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, on March 10, 2020. The LCS 30 will be a 127-meter-long frigate-sized vessel designed to support focused mine […]

  • 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.

  • 7 July 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Corrosion problems on the USS Independence, the first littoral combat ship built in Austal USA’s Mobile River shipyard, don’t endanger the…   (al) [mappress] Source: al, July 7, 2011;

  • 25 February 2020

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 March 2011
    Industry news

      Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will visit Austal USA’s Mobile River shipyard Friday afternoon to make an announcement about the littoral co… by Dan Murtaugh (al) [mappress] Source: al,March 24, 2011;

  • 11 January 2019

    Shipbuilder Austal USA has received a $21 million contract from the US Department of Defense for support activities on the littoral combat ship (LCS) program. Austal will be the prime contractor for undertaking a dry docking of LCS 14 to carry out various support and sustainment activities. This award is particularly significant as it is […]

  • 9 October 2018

    Austal USA, the US subsidiary of the Australian shipbuilder, has been awarded an additional $16.5 million contract for service work on one of US Navy’s Independence-class littoral combat ships. Specifically, the United States Department of Defence has awarded Austal USA $16,459,663 for a cost-plus-award fee against a previously awarded basic ordering agreement. The order provides engineering […]

  • 16 September 2011
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy will christen the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) “Spearhead” on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at a ceremony at Austal’s U.S. shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. The 103 metre aluminium catamaran, “Spearhead”, is the first of its class under construction at Austal USA. “Spearhead” and the nine other JHSVs under contract are ideal for […]

  • 3 October 2012
    Industry news

    On October 1, 2012, Austal USA successfully completed the launch process of the second Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV), the recently christened USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2). This 103-metre high-speed catamaran represents the US Department of Defense’s next generation multi-use platform. It is part of a 10-ship program potentially worth over US$1.6 billion. Brian Leathers, […]

  • 26 December 2016

    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 […]

  • 15 March 2012
    Industry news

      Austal USA, in conjunction with prime contractor, BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Alabama, has completed a 4-month drydock and shipyard availability for the “Sea Fighter” (FSF-1) based out of Panama City, Florida. The “Sea Fighter” is an aluminum catamaran operated by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) that has been used to test technologies for […]

  • 19 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Austal held a keel-laying ceremony today for the third Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) – Jackson (LCS 6), one of five Austal-designed 127-metre US Navy Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ships under contract with the US Navy. Dr. Katherine Holmes Cochran, the ship’s sponsor, was present to weld her initials onto the keel plate as the Keel […]

  • 14 February 2020

    The US Navy has taken delivery of the future Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Kansas City (LCS 22) at the Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Kansas City is the 21st LCS delivered to the navy and the 11th Independence variant to join the fleet. “We have now delivered 11 of the 19 Independence-class LCS currently […]

  • 30 September 2015

    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 […]

  • 30 June 2020

    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.

  • 17 April 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Austal’s Alabama, USA, shipyard laid the keel for the U.S. Navy’s future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) on April 10. USS Cincinnati will be the 20th littoral combat ship and the tenth Independence-variant. Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and ship’s sponsor Penny Pritzker authenticated the keel during the ceremony. While keel laying traditionally represents the formal […]

  • 12 August 2015

    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 […]

  • 10 December 2019

    The US Navy has christened its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Mobile (LCS 26). The christening ceremony took place at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, on December 7, 2019. U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, representing Alabama’s first district, delivered the christening ceremony’s principal address. His wife, Rebecca Byrne, president and […]

  • 23 March 2014
    Industry news

    Austal christened the future USS Jackson (LCS 6) March 22 at its state-of-the-art shipyard in Mobile, Ala.   Jackson is the first of 10 Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) that the U.S. Navy has awarded to Austal as prime contractor. The 127-meter aluminum trimaran is capable of being outfitted with reconfigurable payloads (mission packages) which […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 May 2020

    The US Navy’s new littoral combat ship, the future USS Oakland (LCS 24), concluded acceptance trials on May 22 following a series of in-port and underway demonstrations in the Gulf of Mexico. During trials — the final milestone prior to the ship’s delivery — the navy conducts comprehensive tests of systems, including those essential to […]

  • 21 March 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy will christen its newest littoral combat ship, the future USS Jackson (LCS 6) in a ceremony at the Austal USA Shipyard in Mobile, Ala., March 22, at 10 a.m. CDT.   Secretary of the U.S. Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the principal address at the ceremony, and Dr. Katherine Holmes Cochran will […]

  • 5 March 2013

    Austal USA’s order backlog has grown by approximately US$681.7 million as a result of two additional Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) contract options being exercised by the United States Navy. The contract options fund construction of the LCS 14 and LCS 16, the fifth and sixth ships in the 10-ship block buy award made to an […]

  • 31 August 2012

    First-in-class Joint High Speed Vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), the high-speed catamaran transport ship under construction at Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama, successfully completed Acceptance Trials (AT) on August 17, 2012, in the Gulf of Mexico. To achieve this milestone, the Navy conducted comprehensive tests which demonstrated the successful performance of the ship’s major systems […]

  • 18 March 2013
    Industry news

    The United States Department of Defense has announced that Austal USA has been awarded a US$19.987 million modification to a previously awarded Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) contract. The modification exercises options for class service efforts and special studies, analyses and reviews for the LCS program. Austal USA will assess engineering and production challenges, and evaluate […]

  • 18 July 2018
    Industry news

    In an effort to expand its business, shipbuilder Austal USA opens a new San Diego operations office.

  • 16 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The first Royal Navy and Air Force F-35B jets are scheduled to fly into their new home at RAF Marham next month, the UK defense minister has announced. Four F-35Bs will arrive in the first tranche of stealth fighters to transfer from the USA to the UK, flying into RAF Marham in East Anglia. The Norfolk […]