Austal delivers another Littoral Combat Ship to US Navy

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Austal has successfully delivered the 10th Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) to the United States Navy.

Austal CEO David Singleton said the future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) will be the 18th LCS to join the US Navy fleet.

“This program continues to improve with efficiency and is delivering a first rate capability for the US Navy,” Mr Singleton added.

“It is a credit to the hard working and skilled team we have in Mobile, Alabama.”

Austal, which is also under contract to deliver 14 Expeditionary Fast Transport vessels (EPF) for the US Navy, is currently building five Small Surface Combatants which are under various stages of construction at its Alabama shipyard.

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While Kansas City (LCS 22) is preparing for sea trials, assembly is underway on Oakland (LCS 24) and Mobile (LCS 26) and modules are under construction for Savannah (LCS 28) and Canberra (LCS 30).

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