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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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May 4, 2018
AUSTAL TO ACQUIRE ELECTRAWATCH INC.
  COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT 2 MAY 2018 AUSTAL (ASX: ASB) is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement to buy ElectraWatch Inc., a United States based aluminum non-destructive testing technology company. Key Highlights: Austal has agreed to acquire 100% of ElectraWatch Inc. for an all cash...
April 30, 2018
AUSTAL USA DELIVERS EIGHTH INDEPENDENCE-VARIANT LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP TO THE U.S. NAVY
    COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT 1 MAY 2018 AUSTAL (ASX: ASB) today delivered its eighth Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) to the U.S. Navy. The future USS Tulsa (LCS 16) is the second Austal designed and built LCS delivered to the Navy this year and will be the thirteenth LCS to enter the...
April 18, 2018
AUSTAL FINALISES CONTRACT WITH GOVERNMENT FOR TWO ADDITIONAL PACIFIC PATROL BOATS FOR TIMOR LESTE
  COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT 18 APRIL 2018 AUSTAL (ASX: ASB) today confirmed the contract for two Guardian Class Patrol Boats (Pacific Patrol Boats) for Timor Leste. The additional contract is worth A$29.7 million and increases the total program from 19 to 21 vessels. The potential for the extension to...
April 16, 2018
AUSTAL RESPONSE TO CIVMEC OPV ANNOUNCEMENT
    MEDIA RELEASE 16 APRIL 2018 Austal today confirmed the commercial negotiation process with Lurssen is still ongoing. Austal was brought into negotiations with Lurssen by the Government in order to use all the capabilities which are available in Henderson for the OPV project. “The Government...
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...

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