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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, humanitarian relief efforts and celebrations including:

  • Hurricane Irma Humanitarian Relief Effort - USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1)
  • Africa Partnership Station – USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1)
  • Southern Partnership Station – USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1)
  • Continuing Promise - USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1)
  • Saharan Express - USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1)
  • UNITAS - USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1)
  • International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCEX) – USNS Choctaw County (T-EPF 2)
  • Operation Bold Alligator – USNS Choctaw County (T-EPF 2)
  • Baltimore Fleet Week - USNS Choctaw County (T-EPF 2)
  • Balikatan - USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3)
  • Pacific Partnership - USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4)
  • Maryland Fleet Week - USNS Carson City (T-EPF 7)
  • International Seapower Symposium - USNS Carson City (T-EPF 7)
  • New York City Fleet Week - USNS Yuma (T-EPF 8)
  • Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) - USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3), USS Coronado (LCS 4)
  • Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) – USS Independence (LCS 2), USS Coronado (LCS 4), USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3)
  • San Francisco Fleet Week - USS Coronado (LCS 4)
  • Portland Fleet Week - USS Jackson (LCS 6)