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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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March 20, 2018
AUSTAL’S EIGHTH LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP COMPLETES ACCEPTANCE TRIALS FOR US NAVY
  COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT 19 MARCH, 2018 Austal (ASX:ASB) today announced the eighth Independence class Littoral Combat Ship, the future USS Tulsa (LCS 16), has successfully completed acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico. This is the last significant milestone required by the US Navy prior to...
March 9, 2018
DELIVERY VOYAGE UNDERWAY OF 56 METRE HIGH SPEED CATAMARAN FOR FRS OF GERMANY
  MEDIA RELEASE 9 MARCH 2018 Austal (ASX:ASB) is pleased to announce the delivery voyage of a new 56 metre high speed passenger ferry, for Förde Reederei Seetouristik (FRS Group) of Germany, is underway. Hull 418 departed Austal Philippines shipyard in Cebu on 7th March 2018 and formal delivery and...
March 5, 2018
AUSTAL CHRISTENS TENTH EXPEDITIONARY FAST TRANSPORT THE USNS BURLINGTON (EPF10)
  MEDIA RELEASE 5 MARCH 2018 Austal (ASX:ASB) today celebrated the christening of the tenth Expeditionary Fast Transport (T-EPF) USNS Burlington (EPF 10) with a ceremony at the company’s shipbuilding facility in Mobile, Alabama. In attendance was the ship’s sponsor, Mrs. Marcelle Leahy and her...
March 4, 2018
AUSTAL AWARDED A$68M CONTRACT FOR 83 METRE TRIMARAN BY JR KYUSHU JET FERRY OF JAPAN
COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT 5 MARCH 2018 AUSTAL AWARDED A$68M CONTRACT FOR 83 METRE TRIMARAN BY JR KYUSHU JET FERRY OF JAPAN Following the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) announced 8 December 2017, Austal (ASX:ASB) is pleased to announce the award of a A$68 million contract to design and build an 83...
March 2, 2018
AUSTAL WELCOMES NAMING OF THE FIFTEENTH INDEPENDENCE CLASS LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP AS THE USS CANBERRA (LCS30)
  MEDIA RELEASE 2 MARCH 2018 AUSTAL (ASX:ASB) has welcomed the announcement by US President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull that the fifteenth Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) to be designed and built by Austal USA will be christened the USS Canberra. In a...
March 1, 2018
AUSTAL DELIVERS SEVENTH LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP, THE FUTURE USS MANCHESTER (LCS14) TO U.S. NAVY
  COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT 2 MARCH 2018 Austal (ASX:ASB) today delivered the seventh vessel in the Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) class to the U.S. Navy. The future USS Manchester is the second LCS delivered to the Navy by Austal in less than six months, following the USS Omaha (LCS 12...
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...

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