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May 26, 2020
Littoral Combat Ship the Future USS Oakland (LCS 24) Completes Acceptance Trials
MOBILE, Ala. – The future USS Oakland (LCS 24) successfully completed acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico. LCS 24 is the 12th Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), built by Austal USA in Mobile, Ala., to reach this milestone. “I take great pride in how our LCS team has continued to...
March 31, 2020
First Austal USA team member tests presumptive positive for COVID-19
Mobile, Ala. – A Mobile-based Austal USA team member tested presumptive positive for COVID-19, the company learned Mar. 30. This test marks the first positive case for an Austal USA employee. The employee, working second shift in the Module Manufacturing Facility Phase 2, has been offsite since Mar...
February 13, 2020
Austal USA Delivers First Littoral Combat Ship in 2020 - The Future USS Kansas City (LCS 22)
MOBILE, Ala. – Austal USA delivered its 11th littoral combat ship (LCS) to the U.S. Navy yesterday. The future USS Kansas City (LCS 22) is the first LCS delivered in 2020. “It’s a testament to the work our team does to provide highly capable and affordable ships on-time and on-budget,” said Austal...
December 13, 2019
Austal USA Celebrates 20 Years
Austal USA celebrated its 20th anniversary, Dec. 8, on the heels of the joyous celebration of christening the future USS Mobile (LCS 26). In 1999, Austal USA started out building commercial crew boats, dinner boats and passenger ferries, including the world’s largest high-speed aluminum ferries at...
December 7, 2019
The Future USS Mobile (LCS 26) is Christened at Austal USA
MOBILE, Ala. – An audience of over a thousand dignitaries, community leaders, and Austal USA employees celebrated the christening of the future USS Mobile (LCS 26) today at Austal’s advanced ship manufacturing facility. This is the third U.S. Navy ship christened here in 2019 and the fifth ship...
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 awesome day at Austal when we christen one of our amazing Navy ships,” said...
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 (...