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Austal Names Caccivio VP of Global Defense Programs

Aug 28, 2008

Austal USA is pleased to announce the promotion of John Caccivio to Vice President of Global Defense Programs. Mr. Caccivio joined Austal as part of the Littoral

GD to Integrate Ship Mission System for JHSV

Feb 14, 2008

Austal USA has selected General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems as the ship mission system integrator for its Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV). The JHSV will provide the U.

Austal Awarded Preliminary Design Contract for JHSV

Feb 01, 2008

The JHSV requirements and concept of operations are similar to those of the Austal built WestPac ExpressAustal announced the award of a $3m Preliminary Design Contract

CNO: 'LCS Will be the Workhorse of the Navy'

Jan 17, 2008

By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Rhonda Burke, Navy Region Midwest Public Affairs Marinette Marine Corporation, which is building the Navy's first littoral combat ship,

CNO Embarks on U.S. Shipyard Tour

Jan 09, 2008

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead left the Pentagon, Jan. 7 on an eight-day trip to visit private and public shipyards throughout the U.S. As detailed in the 2007-2008 CNO Guidance,

Navy Cancels Combat Ship Contract

Nov 02, 2007

Just six months after pulling the plug on a contract to build a combat ship in Lockport, the Navy announced that it canceled a contract to build another ship

Austal USA Appoints New CEO

Oct 10, 2007

Austal USA announced the appointment of Joe Rella to the position of Chief Operating Officer for Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard. Mr. Rella most recently led

GE Marine to Power LCS 4

Aug 01, 2007

GE Marine reports that its LM2500 gas turbines will be used to power the United States Navy’s next Littoral Combat Ship (LCS 4). GE will supply the two LM2500 gas turbine modules to Austal USA,

Hawaii Superferry Delivered with GL Class

Jun 20, 2007

Alakai, the high speed ferry classed by Germanischer Lloyd, has been delivered from its builder Austal USA to Hawaii Superferry. A second US flagged vehicle-and-passenger

Browning Appointed CEO at Austal USA

Mar 16, 2007

The Executive Chairman of Austal Limited, Mr John Rothwell AO, today announced the appointment of Mr Bob Browning as Chief Executive Officer of Austal USA, effective mid August this year.

Why New Warships Will be Powered by Waterjets

Feb 20, 2007

A Wärtsilä Lips LJ210E reversible waterjet. What was once a way to makes waves with small craft, contemporary high-powered waterjet propulsion systems are

General Dynamics Awarded $208m for 2nd LCS

Dec 11, 2006

The U.S. Navy awarded a $208 million contract option to a Bath Iron Works-led team for construction of a second Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) featuring an innovative, high-speed trimaran hull.

Austal USA Plans Expansion

Oct 19, 2006

The Press Register has reported that Austal USA revealed a multimillion-dollar expansion plan that includes adding a pair of 18,000-square-foot buildings at its

Austal USA Names Spiegel COO

Sep 08, 2006

Austal announced the appointment of Dan Spiegel to the position of Chief Operating Officer for Austal’s Mobile, Ala., shipyard. Spiegel, his wife and their three

Austal USA Names Spiegel COO

Sep 08, 2006

Austal announced the appointment of Dan Spiegel to the position of Chief Operating Officer for Austal’s Mobile, Ala., shipyard. Spiegel, his wife and their three

Mobile Shipyard Purchase Expected

Jul 21, 2006

According to the Mobile Register, a former secretary of the U.S. Navy, John Lehman, is negotiating to buy one of Mobile's two largest shipyards, Atlantic Marine officials confirmed Wednesday.

Superferry Engine Installation Completed

Jun 20, 2006

Installation of the four MTU 8000 Series engines is now complete in the first of two, Austal Auto Express 107 metre vehicle-passenger ferries for Hawaii Superferry

Austal Marks Start LCS Construction

Jan 23, 2006

The AP has reported that Austal USA marked the start of a warship project with a keel-laying ceremony at its Mobile shipyard. A massive aluminum keel — the spine

Austal Hosts Keel Laying Ceremony For LCS

Jan 20, 2006

Following the official opening of the new ship construction facility last November, Austal USA today hosted a traditional US Navy keel-laying ceremony

Austal Opens New U.S. Shipbuilding Facility

Nov 18, 2005

On November 17, Mobile, Alabama-based Austal USA celebrated the grand opening of its new construction facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. This event took

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