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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....
June 27, 2016
U.S. Navy Accepts Delivery of USNS Carson City from Austal USA
  Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA’s Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) team finalized the delivery of USNS Carson City (EPF 7) to the U.S. Navy during a small document-signing event held onboard the ship here on June 24, 2016. The EPF program provides the Navy with a new high-speed intra-theater...
June 24, 2016
Austal Delivers Montgomery (LCS 8) to the U.S. Navy
  MOBILE, Ala. – Austal delivered the fourth Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Montgomery (LCS 8), to the U.S. Navy June 23 at an official document signing ceremony held aboard the ship. This milestone marks the second LCS built by Austal as the prime contractor as...
June 7, 2016
SEVENTH AUSTAL EPF COMPLETES ACCEPTANCE TRIALS
Mobile, Ala. – Austal successfully completed acceptance trials on USNS Carson City, Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF 7), May 25th, in the Gulf of Mexico. Carson City is slated for delivery to the U.S. Navy by the end of the year and is the seventh ship in Austal’s 10-ship $1.6 billion block-buy...
May 16, 2016
LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP MONTGOMERY (LCS 8) COMPLETES ACCEPTANCE TRIALS
MOBILE, Ala. – Littoral Combat Ship Montgomery (LCS 8), the fourth Independence-variant LCS built by Austal, successfully completed its acceptance trials May 6, 2016, in the Gulf of Mexico. “I am excited that the Austal team has achieved another major milestone in the LCS program.” said Craig...
May 9, 2016
AUSTAL USA CELEBRATES CHRISTENING OF MANCHESTER (LCS 14)
MOBILE, Ala. – Austal officials joined ship sponsor U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen and many distinguished guests in celebrating the christening of the nation’s 14th littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Manchester, here Saturday, May 7, 2016. Manchester (LCS 14) is the fifth LCS in Austal’s 11-...
May 5, 2016
AUSTAL AWARDED US$18.5 MILLION FOR 12TH U.S. NAVY EXPEDITIONARY FAST TRANSPORT LONG-LEAD MATERIALS
Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA was awarded a US$18.5 million contract to procure long-lead materials for the 12th Expeditionary Fast Transport vessel (EPF) for the U.S. Navy. The award covers materials including main propulsion engines, generators, water jets, main reduction gears, and other long-lead...
April 15, 2016
AUSTAL USA EARNS SHIPYARD MANUFACTURING SAFETY AWARDS
Mobile, Ala. - Austal USA remains one of the safest shipyards in the country the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) announced Mar. 7. Austal’s hard-earned workplace safety record has been recognized, yet again, by the SCA with both the 2015 Award for Excellence in Safety and the 2015 Award for...
April 12, 2016
Austal USA Named 2016 Alabama Large Manufacturer of the Year
Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA was named Alabama’s manufacturer of the year by the Alabama Technology Network and the Business Council of Alabama during a ceremony in Montgomery, Ala., today. This makes Austal a three-time honoree in the award’s 16-year history; once as a medium company and twice as a...