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September 30, 2022
Tom Perrine receives Rosenblatt-Michigan Award
MOBILE, Ala. – Austal USA is proud to share that Tom Perrine, vice president of engineering, was recognized by the University of Michigan as the 2022 Rosenblatt-Michigan Award recipient. The award is presented annually by the University of Michigan College of Engineering’s Department of Naval...
September 29, 2022
Austal USA's Jenny Klein recognized as 40/40 honoree
MOBILE, Ala. – Austal USA is proud to share the recognition of Jenny Klein as a Focus Empowers 40/40 honoree. The 40 Over 40 annual award celebrates and honors forty amazing women over forty who have made a mark professionally and positively impacted their community. Klein was selected for the...
September 15, 2022
Austal USA hosts National Association of Women Business Owners
MOBILE, Ala. – Austal USA hosted members of the Alabama chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) at its shipyard in Mobile, Ala., Sept. 14. Austal USA partnered with NAWBO as both organizations share a strong commitment to the success of businesses and the communities...
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 systems and equipment in order to demonstrate their successful...
August 30, 2022
Austal USA and Saildrone, Inc. announce strategic partnership
MOBILE, Ala. – Austal USA and Saildrone, Inc. are pleased to announce a strategic partnership to build cutting-edge, autonomous uncrewed surface vehicles. This new partnership combines Saildrone’s uncrewed surface vehicle technology with Austal USA’s advanced manufacturing capabilities. The...
August 22, 2022
AUSTAL USA NAMES MICHELLE KRUGER VICE PRESIDENT OF GLOBAL SERVICES AND SUPPORT
Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA welcomes Michelle Kruger as vice president of global services and support. Operating from Austal’s San Diego waterfront services facility, Kruger is responsible for Austal USA’s global post-delivery repair and warranty efforts, including the development of business...
July 22, 2022
Austal USA awarded contract option for two U.S. Navy Towing, Salvage, and Rescue Ships (T-ATS)
Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA was awarded a $156 million U.S. Navy contract option for the construction of two Navajo-class Towing, Salvage, and Rescue Ships (T-ATS). With the award, the company is now under contract for four T-ATS having received awards for T-ATS 11 and 12 in October 2021. T-ATS will...
July 22, 2022
The future USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32) delivered to U.S. Navy
MOBILE, Ala. – On July 21, Austal USA delivered the future USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32) to the U.S. Navy. LCS 32 is the 16th Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) delivered by the company. Delivery documents were signed on board the ship and followed the successful completion of acceptance...
July 11, 2022
Austal USA starts construction on first steel ship
Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA celebrated the start of construction on the company’s first steel ship today - a U.S. Navy Navajo Class Towing, Salvage, and Rescue Ship (T-ATS 11). The milestone was observed during a ceremony at which Congressman Jerry Carl, U.S. representative for Alabama’s first...
June 30, 2022
Austal USA awarded $3.3 billion multi-ship contract for U.S. Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC)
Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA was awarded a contract with a potential value of $3.3 billion for the detail design and construction of up to 11 Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPC) for the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The award marks Austal USA’s first USCG acquisition program and follows the company’s...