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Austal awarded $7.9M contract for USS Oakland deficiencies, maintenance

Austal awarded $7.9M contract for USS Oakland deficiencies, maintenance

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Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Austal USA was awarded a $ 7.9 million contract for shipboard support for the Navy's littoral combat ship the USS Oakland. Work on the USS Oakland, christened in June, comes under an industrial post-delivery availability for the Independence-variant LCS. It will be home ported in San Diego. The new contract was announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense. Under the contract, Austal will perform preventative maintenance and implement engineering change proposals and address deficiencies identified during test trials. The contract also funds program management support and logistics support for technical documentation. The work will be performed primarily in Mobile, Ala., with 20 percent taking place in Pittsfield, Mass. Work should be completed by October 2020. Littoral...
Navy contracts Austal for next two littoral combat ships

Navy contracts Austal for next two littoral combat ships

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Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Austal has been awarded contracts for the construction of the Navy's next two Independence-class littoral combat ships, LCS 38 and LCS 38. The contract, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, is potentially worth well over $ 1 billion as each of the vessels has a congressional cost cap of $ 584 million per ship. Austal has now been awarded contracts for four new LCS vessels in 2018. The company already has delivered eight of the ships, and has six more under construction and three awaiting the start of construction -- bringing the total number of LCS ships by Austal to 19. "To be awarded two more LCS contracts before the end of the year is beyond exciting," Craig Perciavalle, president of Austal USA, said in a press release. "The skill, hard work and dedication o...
Austal Australia in discussions over future ship-building contract

Austal Australia in discussions over future ship-building contract

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July 12 (UPI) -- Austal Australia engaged in a fourm at Bendigo, Victoria, in Australia with local suppliers to discuss Austal and German ship-design firm Fassmer's joint bid for the Royal Australian Navy's $ 3 billion Offshore Patrol Vessel program."With the government's national shipbuilding plan there is $ 89 billion being invested to deliver the next generation of the Royal Australian Navy's fleet," Davyd Thomas, Austal Australia Defense vice-president, said in a press release."As the country's largest defense exporter, we look forward to working with Bendigo companies as we continue to grow our operations in Australia and overseas."The Offshore Patrol Vessel program calls for a fleet of 12, with construction begining in Australia in 2018 and first delivery by 2021. The costs over the ...