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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...
January 29, 2021
Austal USA Names Sandra Koblas Vice President of Human Resources
Mobile, Ala. - Austal USA is pleased to announce Sandra Koblas has been appointed Vice President of Human Resources. Koblas joined Austal USA in 2007 and has served as Director of Human Resources for the past eight years leading the company’s day-to-day operations including Employee Relations;...
December 11, 2020
Austal USA Sets Record for Toys for Tots Giving
MOBILE, Ala. – Austal USA set a new company record yesterday during its annual Toys for Tots toy drive supporting the Salvation Army, U.S. Marine Corps., and our local communities in Mobile, Ala. and San Diego, Calif. Understanding the challenges posed by operating in a COVID-19 environment, Austal...
December 9, 2020
Austal USA Delivers the Future USS Mobile (LCS 26) to the U.S. Navy
Austal USA delivered its fourth ship of 2020 to the U.S. Navy here today - the future USS Mobile, the 13th Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS). Mobile (LCS 26) is one of 16 ships Austal has delivered to the Navy over the last five years. “We’re especially excited for Mobile to join the...