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September 11, 2020
Austal USA Completes Purchase of Land, Buildings, and Dry Dock in Mobile, Alabama
Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA today completed the purchase of waterfront land, buildings, and an existing dry dock along the Mobile River previously owned by World Marine of Alabama, an indirect subsidiary of Modern American Recycling and Repair Services of Alabama (M.A.R.R.S.). The purchase enhances...
September 8, 2020
Austal USA Teams up with Mobile Fire Rescue
The shrill alarm sounded just before break and as Austal USA’s employees quickly evacuated the module manufacturing facility (MMF) for a surprise fire drill last week, they were greeted by Mobile Fire Rescue. Sixteen Austal employees teamed up with 30 of Mobile’s finest fire and rescue team members...
September 3, 2020
Austal Delivers 12th EPF – USNS Newport – to U.S. Navy
Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA delivered the Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) ship USNS Newport (EPF 12) to the U.S. Navy at the company’s headquarters here, Sep. 2.  Newport is the 22nd surface ship Austal USA has delivered to the US Navy in seven years, including three this year. The Spearhead-class...
August 29, 2020
The Future USS Savannah (LCS 28) is Christened at Austal USA
MOBILE, Ala. – A small audience of dignitaries celebrated the christening of the future USS Savannah (LCS 28) today at Austal’s advanced ship manufacturing facility. Savannah is the 14th of 19 small surface combatants Austal USA has under contract with the U.S. Navy. “Austal is honored to christen...
August 4, 2020
Austal USA’s Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) 12 Successfully Completes Sea Trials, Ready for Delivery
Austal USA and the Navy’s Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) program successfully completed integrated trials on the future USNS Newport (EPF 12), in the Gulf of Mexico.  The ship is now ready to be delivered to the Navy.   “I can’t begin to express how proud I am of the success of our team and...
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...