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October 8, 2017
Austal USA awarded Littoral Combat Ship 30
Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA was awarded a construction contract by the U.S. Navy today to build an additional Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship, its fifteenth ship in the class. The award of LCS 30 is a clear sign of the Navy’s confidence in Austal’s LCS program. The specific value of the...
September 18, 2017
Austal USA Delivers Sixth Independence-Variant Littoral Combat Ship to the U.S. Navy
MOBILE, Ala. – Austal USA delivered its sixth littoral combat ship to the U.S. Navy on Friday, Sep. 15. The future USS Omaha (LCS 12) is the nation’s tenth littoral combat ship delivered to the Navy, the first of two Austal will deliver this year. “They’re here and ready! Our Independence-variant...
September 16, 2017
USNS Spearhead Crew Provides Hurricane Irma Relief Support to Sint Maarten
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten (September 16, 2017) Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners assigned to the expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) and marines of the Royal Dutch Marine Corps load pallets of water onto trucks for people affected by Hurricane Irma...
September 9, 2017
Austal USA Assists Hurricane Irma Evacuees
On the weekend of Sep. 9, Austal USA employees pitched in to help hand out meals at a local hurricane shelter in Robertsdale, Ala., that opened its doors to citizens of Florida who were evacuating from Hurricane Irma.  Austal donated hundreds of meals from both Dick Russell’s BBQ and Lenny’s Subs...
August 26, 2017
Austal USA Christens Charleston (LCS 18)
MOBILE, Ala. – Austal USA proudly hosted the christening of the nation’s 18th Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Charleston, with a ceremony at its state-of-the-art shipyard on August 26. Charleston (LCS 18) is the seventh of 12 LCS vessels Austal has under contract with the U.S. Navy. The...
July 5, 2017
U.S. Navy kicks off 8th Annual Naval Engagement Activity with visit to Cam Ranh International Port, Vietnam
CAM RAHN, VIETNAM 07.05.2017 Courtesy Story Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific     The U.S. Navy began the eighth annual Naval Engagement Activity (NEA) with the Vietnam People's Navy on July 5 with...
June 30, 2017
Austal-built T-EPF 1 Lead Ship In Humanitarian Mission
Southern Partnership Station 2017 Begins MAYPORT, FL, UNITED STATES 06.30.2017 Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Hendricks U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command & U.S. Fourth Fleet    ...
June 26, 2017
Austal USA Awarded Littoral Combat Ship 28
Mobile, Ala. – As a clear sign of confidence in Austal USA’s Littoral Combat Ship program, the U.S. Navy on Friday awarded the company a construction contract to build an additional LCS. The specific value of the contract is under the congressional cost cap of $584 million per ship. “We’re very...
June 5, 2017
Austal USA Earns 10th Prestigious SCA Safety Award
Mobile, Ala. - Austal USA was recognized again as one of the safest shipyards in the country by the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) at their quarterly meeting in mid-May. Austal employees take pride and work hard to maintain a safe working environment which paid off when the company received...
May 23, 2017
Littoral Combat Ship Omaha (LCS 12) Completes Acceptance Trials
MOBILE, Ala. – Omaha (LCS 12), the sixth Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) built by Austal, successfully completed acceptance trials May 12 in the Gulf of Mexico. This milestone achievement involved the execution of intense comprehensive tests by the Austal-led industry team while...