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June 29, 2020
South Alabama Manufacturing Industry Rallies to Support Local Health Care Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Mobile, Ala. – A team of South Alabama’s largest industrial employers have adjusted manufacturing efforts from delivering global goods to producing local medical supplies amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Global manufacturing companies Austal USA, Airbus, and AM/NS Calvert, all with operations in Mobile...
June 29, 2020
Austal USA Delivers Twelfth Independence-Variant Littoral Combat Ship to the U.S. Navy
MOBILE, Ala. – Austal USA delivered its 12th Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) to the U.S. Navy on June 26, 2020. The future USS Oakland (LCS 24) is the second ship delivered by Austal USA to the Navy in 2020. “We’re so excited to deliver Oakland to the fleet,” Austal USA President...
June 23, 2020
Austal Awarded U.S. Navy $43M LCS Contract Modification for Post Delivery Services
Austal USA has been awarded a modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-17-C-2301) with a total potential value of $43,362,000 by the United States Department of Defense. This contract was modified to exercise the options for LCS Class design services, material to support LCS Class design...
June 12, 2020
Austal USA Youth Apprentices Graduate to Full-time Fabricators
Austal USA graduated 28 youth apprentices into full-time paid positions this spring. The apprentices are recent high school graduates from schools throughout Mobile and Baldwin County and completed seven weeks of training at the Alabama Industrial Development Training facility adjacent to Austal’s...
May 26, 2020
Littoral Combat Ship the Future USS Oakland (LCS 24) Completes Acceptance Trials
MOBILE, Ala. – The future USS Oakland (LCS 24) successfully completed acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico. LCS 24 is the 12th Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), built by Austal USA in Mobile, Ala., to reach this milestone. “I take great pride in how our LCS team has continued to...
March 31, 2020
First Austal USA team member tests presumptive positive for COVID-19
Mobile, Ala. – A Mobile-based Austal USA team member tested presumptive positive for COVID-19, the company learned Mar. 30. This test marks the first positive case for an Austal USA employee. The employee, working second shift in the Module Manufacturing Facility Phase 2, has been offsite since Mar...
February 13, 2020
Austal USA Delivers First Littoral Combat Ship in 2020 - The Future USS Kansas City (LCS 22)
MOBILE, Ala. – Austal USA delivered its 11th littoral combat ship (LCS) to the U.S. Navy yesterday. The future USS Kansas City (LCS 22) is the first LCS delivered in 2020. “It’s a testament to the work our team does to provide highly capable and affordable ships on-time and on-budget,” said Austal...
December 13, 2019
Austal USA Celebrates 20 Years
Austal USA celebrated its 20th anniversary, Dec. 8, on the heels of the joyous celebration of christening the future USS Mobile (LCS 26). In 1999, Austal USA started out building commercial crew boats, dinner boats and passenger ferries, including the world’s largest high-speed aluminum ferries at...
December 7, 2019
The Future USS Mobile (LCS 26) is Christened at Austal USA
MOBILE, Ala. – An audience of over a thousand dignitaries, community leaders, and Austal USA employees celebrated the christening of the future USS Mobile (LCS 26) today at Austal’s advanced ship manufacturing facility. This is the third U.S. Navy ship christened here in 2019 and the fifth ship...
November 9, 2019
Austal USA Christens the future USNS Newport (EPF 12)
In the words of the future USNS Newport ship sponsor, long-time Newport resident Charlotte Marshall, today, “Let’s get this party started,” and with one whack of the bottle, the ship was officially christened. “It’s an awesome day at Austal when we christen one of our amazing Navy ships,” said...