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October 16, 2021
Ship sponsor Lolita Zinke christens the future USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32)
MOBILE, Ala. – Austal USA hosted the christening ceremony for the future USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32) Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship at the company’s Gulf Coast shipyard today.  Ship sponsor Lolita Zinke performed the ceremonial bottle break over the bow of the Santa Barbara, the 16th LCS...
October 5, 2021
Austal USA awarded $145 million multi-ship contract for U.S. Navy Towing, Salvage, and Rescue Ship (T-ATS)
Mobile, Ala. – The U.S. Navy awarded Austal USA a $145 million two-ship Towing, Salvage, and Rescue Ship (T-ATS) detailed design and construction contract Oct. 5. This contract award marks the first steel new ship construction program for the company. Austal USA will utilize its proven ship...
September 29, 2021
Austal USA establishes Austal West Campus Ship Repair in Alabama
MOBILE, Ala. - Following the acquisition of additional waterfront along the Mobile River in September 2020, Austal USA quickly established a ship repair facility that has had a booming response. “Almost immediately after word got out Austal USA had purchased the additional waterfront property, we...
September 15, 2021
Rusty Murdaugh named president of Austal USA
Mobile, Ala. – The Austal USA Board of Directors announced the election of Rusty Murdaugh as President of Austal USA effective Sept. 9. Murdaugh joined Austal USA in 2017 as Chief Financial Officer and has been serving as interim president since February. Murdaugh, a long-time veteran of the...
August 13, 2021
Austal USA awarded maintenance and modernization contract for east coast-based Littoral Combat Ships
Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA was awarded a sustainment execution contract (SEC) by the U.S. Navy Aug. 13 for repair, maintenance, and modernization for all Littoral Combat Ships homeported in Mayport, Fla. The SEC East contract is the second major service contract for Austal USA this month following...
August 5, 2021
Austal USA awarded maintenance and modernization contract for west coast-based Littoral Combat Ships
Mobile, Ala. – The United States Navy awarded Austal USA a sustainment execution contract (SEC) Aug. 4 for repair, maintenance and modernization of all Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) homeported in San Diego. This includes all Austal-built Independence-variant LCS as well as the west-coast based...
July 26, 2021
Austal USA earns 14th Shipbuilders Council of America safety award
MOBILE, Ala. – Austal USA earned the Shipbuilders Council of America’s (SCA) 2020 Excellence in Safety award the organization recently announced. This is the 14th SCA safety award Austal has earned in its 20-year history, including awards the last seven consecutive years, making the company one of...
June 28, 2021
Austal USA delivers the future USS Savannah (LCS 28) to the U.S. Navy
MOBILE, Ala. – Austal USA delivered the future USS Savannah, the 14th Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), to the U.S. Navy June 25. Savannah (LCS 28) is the seventh ship Austal has delivered to the Navy in less than two years highlighting Austal’s unique capability in the serial...
June 9, 2021
Austal USA awarded $44M autonomous design and construction contract for Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) program
Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA was awarded a $44 million autonomous design and construction contract by the U.S. Navy Jun. 7. The award is an undefinitized contract modification for the expeditionary fast transport USNS Apalachicola (EPF 13) to establish the ship as an autonomous prototype. Austal USA...
June 7, 2021
Austal USA awarded functional design contract for towing, salvage and rescue ship (T-ATS)
Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA was awarded a $3.6 million contract by the United States Navy for the functional design of the Navajo-class Towing, Salvage and Rescue Ship (T-ATS) May 28. This marks the first steel new construction contract for the company after breaking ground on a new steel...