Austal delivers future USS Canberra to US Navy


The future USS Canberra (LCS 3). AUSTALE UNITED STATES

MOBILE, Alabama – The US Navy took delivery of the future USS Canberra (LCS 30) to Austal USA on December 21, the company announced, the second Austal Independence-variant littoral combat vessel to be delivered to the Navy in 2021.

“With two ship launches, two baptisms and now the successful completion of the LCS 30 sea trials and delivery, the past few months have been very busy at Austal USA,” said Austal USA President Rusty Murdaugh . “All of these milestones require deep coordination between Austal, our suppliers and our Navy teammates and I am proud to say that these partnerships grow stronger at every milestone. “

LCS 30 acceptance tests were completed in early November, demonstrating to the Navy that the ship’s main systems and equipment are functioning properly. Delivery documents have been signed aboard the future USS Canberra and the crew will now begin to prepare the vessel for commissioning in the fleet.

Four LCS are currently under construction by the company, including the future USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32). Final assembly is underway on the future USS Augusta (LCS 34) and modules are under construction on the future USS Kingsville (LCS 36) and the future USS Pierre (LCS 38).

Two expeditionary rapid transports are also under construction at the shipyard, with a third under contract. In October, Austal USA won a contract for the detailed design and construction of two US Navy tow, rescue and rescue (T-ATS) vessels, the first contract for the new steel construction facility to ‘Austal.

Austal was recently awarded several contracts related to post-delivery services for the LCS program, including maintenance execution contracts for both LCS variants on the east and west coasts and an indefinite delivery contract in indefinite quantity to support the LCS. deployed in the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean. .

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