Australias shipbuilder Austal has opted out of the countrys Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) program due to failed negotiations with the main contractor German ship designer Lürssen. "Lürssen has worked hard to explore options to leverage the experience base at Henderson for the construction of 10 vessels in Western Australia, including conducting lengthy negotiations with Austal," Defence Connect quotes Lürssen Australia in its statement
Austal USA, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Fincantieri Marine and Huntington Ingalls were each awarded approximately $15 million for conceptual design of the Guided-missile Frigate (FFG(X)) project. The US Navy will evaluate the work of the five companies over the next 16 months before a final request for proposal in 2019 and a contract award in 2020, a US DoD contract announcement said
The Pentagon has awarded multiple contracts worth more than $1.1 billion to build two littoral combat ships to shipbuilders – Austal USA and Lockheed Martin
Austal USA is being awarded a Congressional cost cap of $584,200,000 contract for the construction of a littoral combat ship (LCS). The contract also includes options for the construction of additional LCS, class services, and post-delivery availability support, a US DOD release said
Austal USA has won a $248.9 million contract from the US Navy to design and construct two Expeditionary Fast Transport(EPF) vessels
Austal announced that it has delivered RNOV Al Mubshir to the Royal Navy of Oman. The RNOV Al Mubshir is the first of two 72-metre High Speed Support Vessels (HSSVs) to be delivered to the Royal Navy of Oman under a US$124
The US Navy has selected Austal to construct two more Littoral Combat Ships, LCS 22 and LCS 24. The ships will be the ninth and tenth Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ships built by Austal as prime contractor under its existing 10-vessel contract with the US Navy, the company announced in its press release last week
Austal has won a contract estimated $124.9 million from a Middle East client for the design, construction and integrated logistics support of two 72-metre High Speed Support Vessels (HSSVs)
Austal Ltd. successfully completed Acceptance Trials (AT) of the third Joint High Speed Vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) on January 9, 2014, in the Gulf of Mexico
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