AUSTAL WINS NEW AU $779 MILLION U.S NAVY CONTRACT

Sourced : The Australian

Shipbuilder Austal has won an AU $779 million (U.S $584m) contract to build a 14th Littoral Combat Ship, of the Independence-class for the US Navy.

The West Australian-based company (ASB) said the 127-metre LCS28 will be built at its shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, employing techniques that would be applied if it wins the Australian government’s AU $3 billion Offshore Patrol Vessel contract.

“While I am obviously happy for Austal, I am also delighted in the vote of confidence this delivers for Australian shipbuilding and design,” Austal chief executive David Singleton said.

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