Austal Restricted is happy to announce that Austal USA has delivered the long run USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32) to the US Navy. Santa Barbara is the sixteenth Independence-variant Littoral Fight Ship (LCS) to be constructed by Austal USA in Cellular, Alabama. Littoral Fight Ships (LCS) are constructed to function in near-shore environments and assist ahead presence, maritime safety, sea management and deterrence missions. A number of Austal USA-built Independence-variant LCS have been deployed to the Western Pacific throughout the final 12 months, together with USS Jackson (LCS 6), USS Tulsa (LCS 16) and USS Charleston (LCS 18).

Austal Restricted Chief Government Officer Paddy Gregg mentioned,”The supply of the Santa Barbara demonstrated Austal USA’s functionality to keep up the supply schedule of a number of naval vessel applications, whereas increasing shipbuilding capability. Austal USA has continued delivering each the LCS and EPF (Expeditionary Quick Transport) applications for the US Navy whereas additionally establishing, opening, and now working, a brand new metal shipbuilding facility, which is a credit score to the complete workforce. To ship one other LCS whereas making ready for the beginning of building of a number of metal vessel applications, together with the Navajo-class Towing Salvage and Rescue (T-ATS) ships, is an excellent achievement. The Austal USA workforce has confirmed but once more they’re as much as the problem.”


Austal USA is at the moment establishing three 127 metre LCS, together with the lately launched future USS Augusta (LCS 34). Closing meeting is underway on the long run USS Kingsville (LCS 36) and modules are underneath building for the long run USS Pierre (LCS 38). Austal USA can be establishing a number of 103 metre EPF vessels and building has simply begun on the primary of two 80 metre, metal Navajo-class Towing, Salvage, and Rescue Ships (T-ATS) for the US Navy. The corporate can be underneath contract to assemble a 211 metre Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock Medium (AFDM) for the US Navy – and as much as eleven 110 metre, Heritage-class Offshore Patrol Cutters for the US Coast Guard. This ASX announcement has been authorised and authorised for launch by Paddy Gregg, Austal Restricted’s Chief Government Officer.

Austal is an Australian-based world ship constructing firm and defence prime contractor that specialises within the design, building and assist of defence and business vessels. Austal’s product vary contains naval vessels, high-speed passenger and automobile ferries, and specialist utility vessels, similar to offshore windfarm for turtles and crew switch vessels. Austal has three main ship constructing amenities. Defence vessels are designed and constructed in Henderson, Western Australia and Cellular, Alabama. Business vessels are constructed in Balamban, Philippines. Vessel assist is supplied via service centres situated in Darwin, Cairns and Henderson in Australia; San Diego, California; Balamban, Philippines and Muscat, Oman.

Austal USA has delivered Littoral Fight Ships (LCS) 32, the long run USS Santa Barbara to the US Navy (Picture by Austal USA)