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November 4, 2019
Littoral Combat Ship Kansas City (LCS 22) Completes Acceptance Trials
MOBILE, Ala. – The future USS Kansas City (LCS 22) successfully completed acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico. LCS 22 is the 11th Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), built by Austal USA in Mobile, to reach this milestone. “I take great pride in how our LCS team has elevated this...
October 31, 2019
Austal USA's Global Services Division Earns $21 Million LCS Post Delivery Award
Mobile, Ala. – The U.S. Navy awarded Austal USA a $$21,529,121 order yesterday to perform planned post delivery services on the Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship USS Charleston (LCS 18). Austal’s west coast operations team will perform the work in Seattle, Washington, with services...
August 29, 2019
The Future USNS Puerto Rico (EPF 11) Successfully Completes Sea Trials
Austal USA and the Navy’s Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) program successfully completed Integrated Trials on the future USNS Puerto Rico (EPF 11) last week.  These trials were unique in that they combined Builder’s Trials with Acceptance Trials for the first time on an EPF vessel.  Combining...
June 29, 2019
Austal USA Celebrates the Christening of Oakland (LCS 24)
MOBILE, Ala. – Austal USA proudly hosted the christening of the future USS Oakland (LCS 24) today. This is the first of three U.S. Navy ships to be christened at Austal’s state-of-the-art ship manufacturing facility in 2019.  Oakland is the 12th of 19 Independence-variant littoral combat ships (...
June 25, 2019
Austal USA Delivers Future Littoral Combat Ship USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) to the U.S. Navy
MOBILE, Ala. – Austal USA delivered its 10th Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) to the U.S. Navy. The future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) will be the 18th LCS to enter the fleet. “It’s so exciting to deliver another great warship to the U.S. Navy,” said Austal USA President Craig...
June 3, 2019
Austal USA Recognized for Safety Excellence and Improvements by SCA
Mobile, Ala. – For the fifth consecutive year, Austal USA was recognized for having an excellent safety record by the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA). Austal USA was presented with both the Excellence in Safety and Improvement in Safety award at the SCA Spring membership meeting in May. “The...
March 29, 2019
Austal USA Honors Women's History Month Through Outreach to Students at Blount High School
Mobile, Ala. – In honor of Women’s History Month, several women from Austal USA joined KL Moore, a graduate of Murphy High School and owner of KL Moore Image Group, in an outreach program for Blount High School’s Junior and Senior female students. “It was a privilege for Austal USA to have been...
March 26, 2019
U.S. Navy Awards Austal USA Contract for Expeditionary Fast Transport Ships 13 & 14
Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA was awarded a $261.8 million contract for the 13th and 14th Expeditionary Fast Transport ships (EPF) by the U.S. Navy yesterday. This new contract not only expands Austal’s current 12-ship EPF program, but sets the company and the U.S. Navy up for a potential transition to...
February 22, 2019
Construction Begins on the Future USS Canberra (LCS 30)
Mobile, Ala. – Construction on the future USS Canberra (LCS 30) began today in Austal USA’s state-of-the-art module manufacturing facility. Dave Growden, native Australian, LCS Program Director and a 30-year member of Austal's team, had the honor of pushing the button to start the router that cut...
February 22, 2019
Austal USA to Hire Hundreds in 2019
Due to recent contract awards and our expanding post-delivery and service business unit, Austal USA is rapidly increasing its hiring pace. Austal plans to hire hundreds of employees in 2019. As the largest manufacturer in south Alabama, Austal offers competitive compensation and benefits with a...