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For all the latest information on Austal’s global operations and activity, we invite you to review these latest Media Releases.

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February 18, 2018
AUSTAL WINS CONTRACT FOR FRIGATE (FFG(X)) CONCEPT DESIGN BY UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT 19 FEBRUARY 2018 AUSTAL (ASX:ASB) today celebrated the US$15 million dollar fixed price contract for the Guided Missile Frigate FFG(X) Concept Design. The contract will develop the Austal Frigate design to meet the FFG(X) system specification with the goal of reducing cost,...
January 28, 2018
AUSTAL WELCOMES GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRY IN DEFENCE EXPORTS
Media Release 29 January 2018 AUSTAL (ASX:ASB) welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement to support greater Australian defence exports. The Defence Export Strategy will see the establishment of a Defence Export Office as well as a $3.8 billion Defence Export Facility administered by EFIC,...
January 22, 2018
AULONG JOINT VENTURE SECURES CONTRACTS FOR FOUR NEW HIGH SPEED FERRIES IN CHINA
COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT 22 JANUARY 2018 AULONG JOINT VENTURE SECURES CONTRACTS FOR FOUR NEW HIGH SPEED FERRIES IN CHINA   Austal Limited (ASX:ASB) is pleased to announce Aulong Shipbuilding, a joint venture company between Austal and Guandong Jianglong Shipbuilding of China, has secured contracts for...
December 28, 2017
NEW PASSENGER FERRY CONTRACT FROM SNC AREMITI CELEBRATES AUSTAL’S FIFTH VESSEL FOR FRENCH POLYNESIA
COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT 28 DECEMBER 2017 NEW PASSENGER FERRY CONTRACT FROM SNC AREMITI CELEBRATES AUSTAL’S FIFTH VESSEL FOR FRENCH POLYNESIA Austal Limited (ASX:ASB) today announced that long-standing client and French Polynesia’s leading commercial ferry operator, SNC Aremiti (part of the Groupe...
December 28, 2017
AUSTAL DESIGNED & BUILT LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP COMPLETES ACCEPTANCE TRIALS
COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT 28 DECEMBER 2017 AUSTAL DESIGNED & BUILT LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP COMPLETES ACCEPTANCE TRIALS AUSTAL (ASX:ASB) today announced the future USS Manchester (LCS 14) has successfully completed acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico. This is the last significant milestone...
December 10, 2017
AUSTAL AND JR KYUSHU JET FERRY PROPOSE INTERNATIONAL HIGH SPEED TRIMARAN SOLUTION IN JAPAN
NEWS RELEASE 8 DECEMBER 2017 AUSTAL AND JR KYUSHU JET FERRY PROPOSE INTERNATIONAL HIGH SPEED TRIMARAN SOLUTION IN JAPAN Austal (ASX:ASB) is pleased to announce the establishment of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Austal Australia and JR Kyushu Jet Ferry to develop a new high speed...
November 23, 2017
AUSTAL STATEMENT ON OFFSHORE PATROL VESSEL ANNOUNCEMENT
  COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT 24 NOVEMBER 2017 The Federal Government has announced today that Luerssen will be awarded the prime contract to deliver the Royal Australian Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). Austal is pleased that the Government has indicated that Luerssen will use Austal to build the...
November 5, 2017
COMMONWEALTH ANNOUNCES INTENT TO PURCHASE TWO ADDITIONAL PACIFIC PATROL BOATS
  COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT 6 NOVEMBER 2017 Austal (ASX:ASB) welcomes the announcement by the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull and Timor-Leste Prime Minister, Mari Alkatiri, that Timor Leste would take two of Austal’s Guardian Class Pacific Patrol Boats (PPBs). When contracted this will...
October 8, 2017
AUSTAL CONTINUES EXPORT SUCCESS WITH US NAVY CONTRACT FOR LCS30
  COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT 9 OCTOBER 2017 WA based Austal (ASX:ASB) is pleased to announce that it has won a further contract for the Independence Class,  Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) to be built at its shipbuilding facilities in Mobile Alabama. The exact value of the award is confidential for...
October 8, 2017
RECORD RUN OF ORDERS CONTINUES AS AUSTAL SECURES NEW A$190 MILLION CONTRACT FOR TWO 117 METRE TRIMARAN FERRIES
  COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT 8 OCTOBER 2017 Austal Limited (ASX:ASB) is proud to announce a milestone contract, valued at €126 million (A$190 million), to design and build two 117 metre high-speed vehicle passenger trimaran ferries for long term customer Fred Olsen S.A. of the Canary Islands, Spain. The...

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