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Austal USA is also currently constructing the Independence class of littoral combat ships for the United States Navy, based on a 127 m (417 ft) advanced trimaran seaframe, with one completed and a second under construction as of 2010.How many ships do Austal shipyards have built?
Since 1988, Austal has designed and constructed over 340 vessels for over 121 commercial and defence operators in 59 countries worldwide, gaining an enviable reputation for innovative shipbuilding using advanced technologies.How big is the Austal Littoral Combat Ship?
Austal designed the seaframe and built the 418 foot aluminum trimaran ship. The first order for a prototype was awarded to the BIW and Austal LCS team in October 2005 and a contract for a second BIW and Austal LCS was awarded by the Navy in May 2009.Is the USS Kansas City an Austal ship?
On May 5, 2016, Austal USA has been awarded a $18.5 million contract from the Navy for the 12th Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel. On March 31, 2020, the Department of Defense announced that Austal USA was awarded a $7.7 million contract for work on the littoral combat ship, USS Kansas City.