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Austal plans to employ about 1,000 additional workers to staff a new facility that will be established at its shipyard in Alabama as part of efforts to accommodate work on nuclear-powered submarines, Defense News reported Friday. The Australia-based company is producing key components for Virginia- and Columbia-class submarines. “We’re putting a new building in that’s […] More
Austal USA conducted the christening for the future USNS Cody, the 14th expeditionary fast transport vessel for delivery to the U.S. Navy.  The Mobile, Alabama-based shipbuilder said Saturday Cody is one of the two EPF Flight II vessels currently under construction to increase the number of naval expeditionary medical platforms. EPF Flight II is designed […] More
Austal USA has dispatched Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Apalachicola (EPF 13) to the U.S. Navy.  Following the delivery, the vessel is now the largest surface ship with autonomous capability in the U.S. Navy fleet, the shipbuilding company said Thursday.  The company worked with L3Harris Technologies and General Dynamics‘ mission systems business in conducting […] More
Austal USA commenced operations at its new waterfront ship repair facility in San Diego, California, where Naval Base San Diego is also located. The 15-acre facility includes 80,000 square feet of covered working area and will provide full service repair, maintenance and modernization services for unmanned and autonomous ships, small surface combatants and auxiliary vessels, […] More
Austal USA began production on electronic deck and command and control systems modules for the U.S. Navy’s Virginia- and Columbia-class attack submarines. The project is part of a partnership with General Dynamics’ Electric Boat subsidiary, which won a potential $813.7 million contract to support the branch’s nuclear submarine modernization efforts, Austal said Tuesday. “This partnership […] More
Austal’s U.S. arm and Saildrone will develop autonomous unmanned surface vehicles under a strategic partnership. Austal USA said Tuesday it will combine its advanced manufacturing capabilities with Saildrone’s unmanned surface vehicle technology through the partnership to provide the U.S. Navy and other government clients with platforms that could support hydrographic survey, maritime domain awareness and […] More
Austal‘s U.S. business arm delivered the future USS Canberra Independence-class littoral combat ship to the U.S. Navy on Dec. 21, marking the service branch’s 26th LCS acceptance. The new Canberra or LCS 30, which honors an Australian cruiser of the same name, completed acceptance trials in November under the supervision of the Navy’s Board of […] More
The U.S. Navy christened a new Virginia-class attack submarine made by Huntington Ingalls Industries and an Austal USA-built expeditionary fast transport ship in two separate ceremonies Saturday. HII said its Newport News Shipbuilding division hosted the christening of SSN 796 or the submarine that will be known as New Jersey. SSN 796 is the 23rd […] More
Rusty Murdaugh, chief financial officer and interim president of Austal USA, has been promoted to full-time president at the Mobile, Alabama-based military shipbuilder. He led the company’s project to grow manufacturing operations by adding a steel shipbuilding process and its purchase of additional waterfront property on the Mobile River, Austal USA said Wednesday. The shipbuilder […] More
Larry Ryder, vice president of business development and external affairs at Austal USA, said the company will spend $200 million to modernize its shipbuilding facility and grow vessel repair business operations, Defense News reported Monday. The Australian military shipbuilder’s U.S. subsidiary intends to convert half of its yard for steel shipbuilding work and the project […] More
Austal USA has secured a $44 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy for the design and construction of an expeditionary fast transport ship and its demonstration as an autonomous platform. The company said Wednesday it will conduct automated machinery plant enhancements to transform the USNS Apalachicola vessel as an autonomous prototype as part of […] More
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