Austal USA has won a $248.9 million contract from the US Navy to design and construct two Expeditionary Fast Transport(EPF) vessels.
It is 11th and 12th vessel EPF vessel that the US is constructing since 2008. The EPF vessels will be built to transport personnel, supplies and equipment for the Navy, Marine Corps and Army, the US Defense Department announced Thursday.
EPF, formerly named the Joint High Speed Vessel, is designed to carry 600 short tons of military cargo, operate in shallow-draft ports and waterways, interface with roll-on and roll-off discharge facilities and load an Abrams Main Battle Tank.
Austal USA will perform work under the modification in Alabama, Michigan, Virginia, Texas, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Wisconsin, overseas and various other places through March 2020.
The Navy guaranteed $268.4 million from its fiscal 2015 and 2016 shipbuilding and conversion funding, which includes the definitized long lead time material of the undefinitized contract action at the time of award.
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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)
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Australian shipbuilder Austal confirmed on 13 August that it is ready to build naval ships in the Philippines if it secures a contract with the Philippines Government to build six vessels OPV (Offshore Patrol Vessels), Austal said in a Twitter post. Commenting on the proposed build programme, Austal said, “Austals OPV will be designed in Australia and the Philippines but will be built at Austal Philippines for the Philippines Navy (PN)
Austal Australia has engaged in discussion with local suppliers for Austal and German ship-design firm Fassmer's joint bid for the Australian Navy's $3 billion Offshore Patrol Vessel program. The Australian firm engaged in discussion in a forum at Bendigo, Victoria, in Australia, the company announced Wednesday
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US Navy Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) has set up Littoral Combat Ship Training Facility (LTF) at San Diego Naval Base. Capt
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