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Austal USA Delivers Future USS Cincinnati to Navy

The U.S. Navy has received the future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) from Austal USA, which will be the 10th Independence variant to join the service’s fleet of littoral combat ships. The company delivered the ship to the Navy during a ceremony at the company’s facility in Mobile, Ala., Naval Sea Systems Command said Friday

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Austal USA Hosts Keel Laying for Navy’s Future USNS Newport EPF

Austal USA hosted a keel laying and authentication ceremony for the U.S. Navy’s future USNS Newport expeditionary fast transport vessel at the firm’s Mobile, Ala. shipyard, the Navy said Wednesday. The service branch’s 12th EPF is a non-combatant ship intended for missions such as humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, overseas contingency operations, joint activities and special operations support.

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Navy Program Puts Lockheed, Austal in Shipbuilding Competition

The Navy has selected two contracting firms to manufacture 55 vessels for its $37.4 billion Littoral Combat Ships program, Federal News Radio reports. The program has placed Lockheed Martin Corp. and the Australia-based firm Austal in a head-to-head competition to see who can produce the highest quality vessels at a …

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Navy Lays Keel of New Littoral Combat Ship Savannah

The U.S. Navy has laid the keel of LCS 28 or the future USS Savannah, formally marking the start of the littoral combat ship's construction. The service branch said Friday that it laid and authenticated the ship's keel during a ceremony the same day at Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile, Ala.

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Navy’s Expeditionary Fast Transport 11 Completes First Integrated Trials at Sea

An expeditionary fast transport vessel Austal USA built for the U.S. Navy completed a series of builder's and acceptance trials Thursday. The future USNS Puerto Rico, designated EPF 11, returned to the company's shipyard after two days of integrated sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico, the service branch said Monday.

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Navy’s Oakland LCS Launches to Sea

Austal USA released the U.S. Navy's 12th Independence-variant littoral combat ship into the sea in preparation for delivery in 2020. The service branch said Monday that its future USS Oakland or LCS 24 touched water for the first time on Sunday at the shipbuilder's facility in Mobile, Ala.

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Navy Concludes Future USS Cincinnati Acceptance Tests

The U.S. Navy has completed acceptance trials of the 10th Independence-variant littoral combat ship. LCS 20 or the future USS Cincinnati underwent performance evaluations of its propulsion plant, ship-handling and auxiliary systems last Friday in the Gulf of Mexico, the service branch said Tuesday.

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