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February 11, 2017
AUSTAL USA CHRISTENS TULSA (LCS 16)
MOBILE, Ala. – Austal USA proudly hosted the christening of the nation’s 16th littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Tulsa, here Saturday, Feb. 11. Tulsa (LCS 16) is the sixth LCS in Austal’s 11-ship contract, worth over $3.5 billion. With its shallow draft of 14 feet, the Austal-built...
February 8, 2017
AUSTAL’S EPF 8 COMPLETES ACCEPTANCE TRIALS
Mobile, Ala. – Austal successfully completed acceptance trials on USNS Yuma, Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF 8), January 26, in the Gulf of Mexico returning with a broom flying from the mast indicating a “clean sweep”. Yuma is slated for delivery to the U.S. Navy later this spring and is the...
December 24, 2016
AUSTAL DELIVERS GABRIELLE GIFFORDS (LCS 10) TO THE U.S. NAVY
MOBILE, Ala. – Austal delivered the fifth Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), to the U.S. Navy on December 23, exactly six months from the date LCS 8 was handed over, at an official document signing ceremony held aboard the ship. This...
November 23, 2016
LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP GABRIELLE GIFFORDS (LCS 10) COMPLETES ACCEPTANCE TRIALS
MOBILE, Ala. – The fifth Independence-variant littoral combat ship built by Austal, Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), successfully completed acceptance trials, Nov. 18, in the Gulf of Mexico. “I am proud of Austal’s achievement of another major milestone in the LCS program.” said Craig Perciavalle,...
September 23, 2016
26TH LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP TO BE NAMED AFTER MOBILE, ALABAMA
The nation’s 26th littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named USS Mobile, the U.S. Navy announced during a ceremony in Washington, D.C., Sept. 22. “It is such an honor for a future Littoral Combat Ship to be named after the City of Mobile.” Congressman Bradley Byrne, (AL-1) said “Our area takes such...
September 16, 2016
AUSTAL AWARDED NAVY CONTRACT FOR EXPEDITIONARY FAST TRANSPORT SHIPS 11 & 12
Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA was awarded a $326 million contract for the 11th and 12th Expeditionary Fast Transport ships (EPF) by the U.S. Navy late yesterday. This new contract supplements the 2008 fully-funded EPF 10-ship block-buy agreement bringing Austal’s current build to a 12 ship program...
August 20, 2016
AUSTAL USA HOSTS CHRISTENING OF USNS YUMA (EPF 8)
MOBILE, Ala. - Austal celebrated the christening of the Expeditionary Fast Transport ship USNS Yuma (EPF 8) with a ceremony at its state-of-the-art shipyard here, this morning. The ship’s sponsor, former Secretary of Homeland Security and Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, headlined the group of...
July 3, 2016
Austal Awarded U.S. Navy Contract Modification for USS Jackson (LCS 6) Shock Trials Support
Austal Limited (Austal) (ASX:ASB) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a US$11,239,032 cost-plus-fixed-fee 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...
July 1, 2016
Revitalization of Manufacturing: Rise of Shipbuilding Industry in Mobile
(Alabama Media Group 01 JUL 16) Shipbuilding transformed Mobile, Alabama, during World War II, as tens of thousands of men and women came to the port city to build Liberty Ships to defend the cause of freedom around the world. Seventy-five years later shipbuilding is once again reshaping Mobile....
June 28, 2016
Austal USA Hosts Keel Laying Ceremony for LCS 18
MOBILE, Ala., – Austal celebrated an early major construction milestone for the future USS Charleston (LCS 18) here on June 28, with a keel-laying ceremony. This is the seventh Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) built at Austal under the 11-ship contract worth over $3.5 billion.  U.S....