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July 22, 2022
Austal USA awarded contract option for two U.S. Navy Towing, Salvage, and Rescue Ships (T-ATS)
Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA was awarded a $156 million U.S. Navy contract option for the construction of two Navajo-class Towing, Salvage, and Rescue Ships (T-ATS). With the award, the company is now under contract for four T-ATS having received awards for T-ATS 11 and 12 in October 2021. T-ATS will...
July 22, 2022
The future USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32) delivered to U.S. Navy
MOBILE, Ala. – On July 21, Austal USA delivered the future USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32) to the U.S. Navy. LCS 32 is the 16th Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) delivered by the company. Delivery documents were signed on board the ship and followed the successful completion of acceptance...
July 11, 2022
Austal USA starts construction on first steel ship
Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA celebrated the start of construction on the company’s first steel ship today - a U.S. Navy Navajo Class Towing, Salvage, and Rescue Ship (T-ATS 11). The milestone was observed during a ceremony at which Congressman Jerry Carl, U.S. representative for Alabama’s first...
June 30, 2022
Austal USA awarded $3.3 billion multi-ship contract for U.S. Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC)
Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA was awarded a contract with a potential value of $3.3 billion for the detail design and construction of up to 11 Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPC) for the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The award marks Austal USA’s first USCG acquisition program and follows the company’s...
June 20, 2022
Austal USA wins contract for auxiliary floating dry dock
Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA was awarded the Detailed Design and Construction (DD&C) contract on June 17 valued at $128 million for the U.S. Navy Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock Medium (AFDM). The competitively awarded contract marks Austal USA’s second steel vessel program for the U.S. Navy and...
June 7, 2022
Austal USA recognized for safety excellence
Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA has been recognized by The American Equity Underwriters (AEU) as one of the safest shipyards in the maritime industry. AEU, the leading provider of workers’ compensation for waterfront employers, uses this safety award program as a way to celebrate shipyards that go above...
May 23, 2022
Austal USA launches the future USS Augusta (LCS 34)
MOBILE, Ala. – On May 23rd, Austal USA successfully launched the 17th Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Augusta (LCS 34). Assisted by tugs, the ship was escorted out of Austal USA’s floating dry dock and secured pier side on the waterfront for machinery commissioning...
May 6, 2022
Austal USA donates $250,000 to expand Port of San Diego's Pepper Park
National City, Calif. – Austal USA President Rusty Murdaugh presented a check for $250,000 on May 5th to support the Pepper Park improvement project along the National City bayfront of San Diego Bay.   Named after prominent National City businessman and civic leader Leonard Pepper, this 5-½ acre...
May 3, 2022
Austal awarded $230.5M U.S. Navy contract for construction of EPF 16
Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA announced today that it was awarded a $230.5 million contract for the detail design and construction of EPF 16, the Navy’s newest Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) ship. Austal USA has successfully delivered 12 EPFs, on schedule and on budget. Three additional EPF’s are...
April 12, 2022
Austal USA celebrates opening of Steel Facility
Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA hosted a curtain drop ceremony today to celebrate the opening of the company’s state-of-the-art steel facility in front of over two hundred guests, including representatives from the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, federal, state and local government, and the Embassy of Australia...