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  • Austal USA launches USNS Cody (EPF 14) and Kingsville (LCS 36)

    Austal USA launches USNS Cody (EPF 14) and Kingsville (LCS 36)


Austal USA

Austal USA is a ship manufacturer headquartered in Mobile, Ala., with service centers in San Diego and Singapore and a technology center in Charlottesville, Va. With the most modern steel panel line in the shipbuilding industry, Austal USA manufactures both aluminum and steel ships. Austal USA leverages a moving module production line and strict adherence to lean manufacturing principles to consistently deliver on-schedule and on-budget. Austal USA is under contract for several programs, including the U.S. Coast Guard’s Heritage-class Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC), and the U.S. Navy TAGOS-25 ocean surveillance ship, Landing Craft Utility (LCU) vessel, Spearhead-class Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF), Navajo-class Towing, Salvage and Rescue ship (T-ATS), Expeditionary Medical Ship (EMS), Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock Medium (AFDM), and Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) programs.  Austal USA also supports Navy unmanned vessel programs leveraging its advanced autonomous machinery control system. Austal USA’s service business provides global support to U.S. Navy, Military Sealift Command and other customers. Austal USA’s San Diego Service Center includes a waterfront facility that has the capability to drydock small combatants and similar sized ships. Earning 27 safety excellence awards, Austal USA continues to be one of the safest shipyards in America.

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  • Austal is a global ship builder and defense prime contractor with industry leading capabilities in the development of both defense and commercial vessel platforms.

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  • As the expert on our ships, Austal USA is the logical choice to provide the expertise required for post-delivery service and support operations. 

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  • Austal USA’s state-of-the-art facility occupies approximately 164 acres and is located in Mobile, Alabama, on the Mobile River approximately 20 miles from the Gulf of Mexico.

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