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Austal USA is honored to be prime contractor of two major U.S. Navy shipbuilding programs: the Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and the Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) - formerly named the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV). Both programs are currently under serial production at Austal USA’s 164-acre Mobile, Alabama shipyard. 

The ships from each program that Austal has delivered to the Navy have played integral roles in several major national and international Navy and Marine exercises and celebrations including:

  • Africa Partnership Station – USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1)
  • Southern Partnership Station – USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1)
  • Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) – USS Independence (LCS 2), USS Coronado (LCS 4), USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3)
  • International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCEX) – USNS Choctaw County (T-EPF 2)
  • Operation Bold Alligator – USNS Choctaw County (T-EPF 2)
  • Balikatan 16 - USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3)