10 Dec 2013
Austal USA earns 3rd Annual AEU Large Shipyard Safety & Health Award on September 16, 2013
AUSTAL USA EARNS 3rd ANNUAL AEU LARGE SHIPYARD
SAFETY & HEALTH AWARD
AEU insures 68 shipyards nationwide.
10 Dec 2013
Austal USA Honored as Alabama "Manufacturer of the Year" on June 20, 2012
AUSTAL USA HONORED AS
ALABAMA “MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR”
2ND TIME IN 13-YEAR HISTORY OF AWARD PRESENTATION
30 Sep 2013
Austal Delivers Littoral Combat Ship Coronado (LCS 4) to US Navy
3rd ship delivered by Austal to the Navy in less than a year.
Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Coronado (LCS 4) was delivered to the Navy on September 27, after successfully completing Acceptance Trials at the end of August. Coronado is the second Independence-variant LCS that has been delivered to the U.S. Navy.
29 Aug 2013
Littoral Combat Ship Coronado (LCS 4) Completes Acceptance Trials
Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship Coronado (LCS 4) successfully completed Acceptance Trials (AT) on August 23, 2013, in the Gulf of Mexico. This milestone achievement involved the execution of intense comprehensive tests by the Navy while underway, which demonstrated the successful operation of the ship’s major systems and equipment. This is the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship, which is expected in September.
01 Jul 2013
US Navy extends high speed catamaran charter
The charter of the Austal high speed vessel WestPac Express has been extended for a further six months by the United States Navy’s Military Sealift Command. The modification to the charter will see the ship continue to support the operations of the United States Marine Corps’ Third Marine Expeditionary Force through to February 2014.
26 Jun 2013
Austal celebrates keel laying for Montgomery (LCS 8)
Second Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) keel laid in less than a year
07 Jun 2013
Austal delivers USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2)
Six months to the day after delivery of the first JHSV
06 Jun 2013
Austal launches USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3)
The third of ten JHSVs under contract at Austal
23 May 2013
Austal celebrates keel laying for Fall River (JHSV 4)
The fourth of ten Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) contracts awarded Austal
21 May 2013
Joint High Speed Vessel USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2) completes Acceptance Trials
Joint High Speed Vessel USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2) successfully completed Acceptance Trials (AT) on May 3, 2013, in the Gulf of Mexico. This milestone achievement involved the performance of intense comprehensive tests by the Navy while underway, which demonstrated the successful operation of the ship’s major systems and equipment. This is the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship, which is expected in June.
20 May 2013
JHSV and LCS Program Update
20 Apr 2013
USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) Christened
Austal holds construction contracts for all 10 vessels in program
19 Apr 2013
Austal earns 4th consecutive annual Shipbuilders' Council of America Award for Excellence in Safety
15 Mar 2013
JHSV 2 Successfully Completes Builder's Trials
MOBILE, Ala. (NNS) -- Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) 2, the future USNS Choctaw County, conducted builder's sea trials March 7-8, in Mobile, Ala.
05 Mar 2013
US Navy funds Austal LCS Team to build two more ships
Additional contracts affirm commitment to the LCS Program
14 Feb 2013
4th Fleet Says Joint High Speed Vessel is a Perfect Match
NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) -- The Navy's first joint high-speed vessel, USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), made a brief stop at Naval Station Mayport Feb. 14 to introduce the ship to Commander, U.S. 4th Fleet on its way to its new homeport in Little Creek, Va.
The port call is an opportunity for senior officials and military personnel from U.S. 4th Fleet to visit the ship and receive capability briefings for future operational planning.
15 Jan 2013
US Navy extends charter of Austal high speed vessel
101-metre catamaran will continue to support the operations of the United States Marine Corps’ Third Marine Expeditionary
27 Dec 2012
Austal awarded construction contract for JHSV 10
10-Ship Joint High Speed Vessel Contract Now Fully Funded
06 Dec 2012
Austal delivers first Joint High Speed Vessel - USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1)
First JHSV officially delivered, three more under construction
25 Oct 2012
Coronado (LCS 4) completes main engine light-off
On October 5, 2012, Austal completed main engine light off of the two MTU 9,100kW 20V 8000 M71 propulsion diesel engines and the two 22,000kW GE LM2500 gas turbine engines on the 127-meter Littoral Combat Ship Coronado (LCS 4). The light-off of the main engines follows the fuel load and the testing of all four generators.