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September 22, 2018
Austal USA Celebrates the Christening of Kansas City (LCS 22)
MOBILE, Ala. – Austal USA proudly hosted the christening of the nation’s 22nd Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Kansas City, at its state-of-the-art ship manufacturing facility today.  Kansas City is the eleventh of 17 Independence-variant LCS Austal USA has under contract with the U.S....
September 18, 2018
Austal USA Awarded Littoral Combat Ships 32 and 34
Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA was awarded a contract modification by the U.S. Navy today to build two additional Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ships, its sixteenth and seventeenth ships in the class. The award of LCS 32 and 34 is a clear sign of the continued confidence the Navy has in Austal’s...
August 31, 2018
Austal USA Delivers Future Littoral Combat Ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) to the U.S. Navy
MOBILE, Ala. – Austal USA delivered its ninth Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) to the U.S. Navy today – the third LCS delivered by Austal this year. The future USS Charleston (LCS 18) will be the sixteenth LCS to enter the fleet. “The Austal team is excited to provide our great...
August 16, 2018
Austal's Singapore Industry Day
Austal USA hosted the first Austal Southeast Asia Regional Industry Day last week in Singapore.  The event brought together a cross section of the region’s ship repair industry leaders and government officials.  The program included a presentation of Austal’s vision for the region and discussion of...
August 9, 2018
Austal's Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) 10 Completes Acceptance Trials
Mobile, Ala. – Austal successfully completed acceptance trials on Burlington, Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF 10), last week, in the Gulf of Mexico.  Burlington is slated for delivery to the U.S. Navy in the Fall and is the tenth ship in Austal’s 12-ship portfolio valued at over $1.9 billion. “...
August 8, 2018
Happy 30th Birthday Austal
In celebration of Austal Limited’s 30th birthday, Austal USA’s leadership team handed out free ice cream to all of our U.S. employees today including those working in Washington DC and San Diego.  Austal Limited started as a small, private shipyard in Perth, Western Australia on August 8, 1988....
August 3, 2018
Littoral Combat Ship Charleston (LCS 18) Completes Acceptance Trials
MOBILE, Ala. – Charleston (LCS 18), the ninth Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) built by Austal, successfully completed acceptance trials in mid-July in the Gulf of Mexico. This milestone achievement involved the execution of intense comprehensive tests by the Austal-led industry team...
July 17, 2018
Austal Opens New San Diego Operations Office
SAN DIEGO – Austal USA announced the official opening of its new San Diego operations office here today. The move is another milestone in the company’s growing service and support business. “Today’s opening is a direct reflection of the company’s commitment to provide the U.S. Navy, not only...
July 11, 2018
From high school to Austal USA: How local graduates are now building ships for the U.S. Navy
Over the last decade the nation has seen a decline in American craftsmen and craftswomen. However, Williamson, Baker and Murphy High School in Mobile, Ala. and the Alabama Industrial Development & Technology (AIDT) Maritime Training program are producing just what the United States is lacking...
May 17, 2018
Austal USA Earns 7th SCA Prestigious Excellence in Safety Award
Austal USA received the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) prestigious Excellence in Safety award during SCA’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on May 17.   SCA, the national association representing the U.S. shipyard industry, honors companies with annual safety awards for enhancement of...