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Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) Related News

September 14, 2022
Future USNS Apalachicola (EPF 13) completes acceptance trials
MOBILE, Ala. – On September 8, the future USNS Apalachicola (EPF 13) returned pier side having successfully completed acceptance trials for the U.S. Navy. During acceptance trials comprehensive testing is conducted on the ship’s major...
May 3, 2022
Austal awarded $230.5M U.S. Navy contract for construction of EPF 16
Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA announced today that it was awarded a $230.5 million contract for the detail design and construction of EPF 16, the Navy’s newest Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) ship. Austal USA has successfully delivered...
November 13, 2021
The future USNS Apalachicola, Nation's 13th Expeditionary Fast Transport Ship, christened at Austal USA
MOBILE, Ala. – Austal USA christened Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF-13) USNS Apalachicola during a ceremony at its state-of-the-art ship manufacturing facility today.  Austal has delivered twelve EPFs since December 2012.  USNS...
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...
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...
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...
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.   ...
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...
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...
December 4, 2018
U.S. Navy Orders Long Lead-Time Material for EPF 14
The U.S. Navy has awarded Austal an undefinitized contract action (UCA), valued at $40.3 million, to fund the acquisition of long lead-time material (LLTM) and production engineering associated with the construction of a 103-meter Expeditionary Fast...