Austal Restricted is happy to announce Austal USA has delivered the long run USS Canberra (LCS30) to america Navy. The Independence-class Littoral Fight Ship (LCS) is the second LCS Austal USA has delivered to the U.S. Navy in 2021. 4 extra LCS are at the moment beneath development at Austal USA, together with the lately launched future USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32) and future USS Augusta (LCS 34). Modules are beneath development on the long run USS Kingsville (LCS 36) and the long run USS Pierre (LCS 38). Two Expeditionary Quick Transport vessels (EPF’s 13 and 14) are additionally beneath development on the shipyard.

Austal Restricted Chief Govt Officer Paddy Gregg stated,” “We have been honoured to have Senator Marise Payne lay the keel for the long run USS Canberra in March 2020, and now we’re more than happy to be delivering the finished vessel to the Navy, on time and on price range. Canberra is the fifteenth Independence-class Littoral Fight Ship that Austal USA has delivered to the US Navy, since 2010; an impressive observe document for a multi-billion-dollar program, comprising 19 ships in whole. Add on the twelve Spearhead-class Expeditionary Quick Transport (EPF) vessels that Austal USA has additionally delivered, throughout roughly the identical timeframe, and also you get a transparent image that our Cellular, Alabama shipyard is an extremely environment friendly, value-adding asset inside america’ defence industrial base.”


In October 2021, Austal USA was awarded a contract for the detailed design and development of two US Navy Towing, Salvage, and Rescue (T-ATS) ships, the primary contract for Austal’s new metal development facility. Austal has lately been awarded a number of post-delivery service-related contracts for the LCS program together with Sustainment Execution Contracts (SEC) for each lessons of LCS, on the east and west coasts of america, and an extra contract to assist LCS deployed to the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean. Additional, Austal USA lately introduced the corporate had accomplished the acquisition of a lease on waterfront property to determine a everlasting ship restore facility within the Port of San Diego – a 6-hectare web site enabling ship repairs and upkeep on US Navy, US Coast Guard and Army Sealift Command ships.

Austal USA is a sophisticated ship producer headquartered in Cellular, Alabama, with operations in San Diego, Seattle, and Singapore. Its headquarters and manufacturing facility are positioned on its state-of-the-art campus designed uniquely with shifting meeting strains for module development and guided by lean manufacturing rules. The corporate is beneath contract with the U.S. Navy to construct the superior small floor combatant Independence-variant Littoral Fight Ship and the auxiliary ship Expeditionary Quick Transport. With excellence awards in 5 consecutive years, Austal USA continues to be one of many most secure shipyards in America and was ranked by Forbes because the forty ninth greatest midsize employer within the U.S.