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May 19, 2017
AUSTAL USA CELEBRATES CHRISTENING OF USNS CITY OF BISMARCK (EPF 9)
MOBILE, Ala. - Austal celebrated the christening of Expeditionary Fast Transport ship USNS City of Bismarck (EPF 9) with a ceremony at its state-of-the-art shipyard on May 13. City of Bismarck is the ninth of 12 Expeditionary Fast Transport vessels (EPF) that Austal has under contract with the U.S...
April 22, 2017
AUSTAL DELIVERS EIGHTH EXPEDITIONARY FAST TRANSPORT, USNS YUMA, TO U.S. NAVY
Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA met with Navy officials to finalize the documentation required to make the delivery of USNS Yuma (EPF 8) official.  Documents were signed during a small event held onboard the ship here yesterday. The EPF program provides the Navy with a high-speed intra-theater transport...
April 13, 2017
Austal supports youth education and Mobile County Public School System with STEM donation
Austal’s pledge to support education in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields remains one of the company’s top priorities. Looking to support the local education infrastructure, Austal USA donated welding machines and supplies to the Mobile County Public School System, April...
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...