United States

Ships Systems Support

Austal USA is an advanced shipbuilder headquartered in Mobile, Ala. with service centers in San Diego and Singapore. The company’s modern ship manufacturing facility is designed to maximize efficiency through the use of moving assembly lines for module construction and adherence to lean manufacturing principles. Austal USA joined the U.S. defense market in 2004 and quickly rose to become the fifth largest shipbuilder in the U.S. Today. Austal USA supports both steel and aluminum ship construction as well as services and support worldwide. The company is under contract with the U.S. Navy to build the small surface combatant Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship and the auxiliary ship Expeditionary Fast Transport. Earning safety excellence awards the last six consecutive years, Austal USA continues to be one of the safest shipyards in America.