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June 28, 2021
Austal USA delivers the future USS Savannah (LCS 28) to the U.S. Navy
MOBILE, Ala. – Austal USA delivered the future USS Savannah, the 14th Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), to the U.S. Navy June 25. Savannah (LCS 28) is the seventh ship Austal has delivered to the Navy in less than two years highlighting Austal’s unique capability in the serial...
June 9, 2021
Austal USA awarded $44M autonomous design and construction contract for Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) program
Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA was awarded a $44 million autonomous design and construction contract by the U.S. Navy Jun. 7. The award is an undefinitized contract modification for the expeditionary fast transport USNS Apalachicola (EPF 13) to establish the ship as an autonomous prototype. Austal USA...
June 7, 2021
Austal USA awarded functional design contract for towing, salvage and rescue ship (T-ATS)
Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA was awarded a $3.6 million contract by the United States Navy for the functional design of the Navajo-class Towing, Salvage and Rescue Ship (T-ATS) May 28. This marks the first steel new construction contract for the company after breaking ground on a new steel...
June 5, 2021
Austal USA hosts christening ceremony for the future USS Canberra (LCS 30)
MOBILE, Ala. – Austal USA hosted the christening ceremony for the future USS Canberra (LCS 30) Independence-variant littoral combat ship here today. Canberra is the 15th LCS designed and constructed by Austal USA and the second U.S. Navy ship to be named after the Australian capital. “Today, just...
May 28, 2021
Austal USA completes sea trials on Savannah (LCS 28)
MOBILE, Ala. – The future USS Savannah (LCS 28) successfully completed Acceptance Trials in the Gulf of Mexico May 13. Littoral combat ship (LCS) 28 is the fourth Austal-built ship for the U.S. Navy to complete Acceptance Trials in the last year, despite the global COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s always...
May 18, 2021
Austal USA Teams Up With the American Heart Association To Donate CPR Kit to Local School
MOBILE, Ala. - Austal USA and the American Heart Association (AHA) are partnering to provide students the resources they need to help save lives. Last month, Austal USA Workforce Development Manager Ryan Lee and AHA representatives presented Williamson High School with a CPR in School Training Kit...
May 4, 2021
Austal USA Earns Excellence in Safety Award
Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA has earned an Excellence in Safety award for Austal’s strong commitment to safety in the workplace from American Equity Underwriters (AEU), the leading provider of workers’ compensation for waterfront employers. The AEU Safety Awards program recognizes the strongest safety...
March 26, 2021
Austal USA Enters Steel Shipbuilding Market
Austal USA broke ground on its steel manufacturing line today positioning the company to start steel production in April 2022.  This addition of steel capability ensures Austal USA will remain a major contributor to the U.S. shipbuilding industrial base.  “This world-class steel manufacturing line...
March 2, 2021
Austal USA Names Larry Ryder Vice President of Business Development and External Affairs
Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA named long-time business development executive Larry Ryder as the company’s new Vice President of Business Development and External Affairs today. In this role, Ryder is responsible for all of Austal’s business development efforts, state and federal legislative activities...
February 28, 2021
Austal Receives Contract Award for EPF 15 from US Navy
Mobile, Ala. – In a display of confidence for the Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) program, the U.S. Navy awarded Austal USA a $235 million undefinitized contract action modification on Feb. 26, 2021, for the detailed design and construction of EPF 15. The EPF program, currently operating on...