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Austal Wins LCS Construction Contract

Posted on October 26, 2005

The United States Navy has announced the award of a construction contract for the Austal designed Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) project. The US$223 million contract for the first of two planned “Flight 0” vessels was awarded to prime contractor Bath Iron Works, a General Dynamics company that has teamed with Austal, the designer and builder of the LCS seaframe. The aluminium ships will be built at the Austal USA yard in Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A.

Approximately half of the contract value will be the Austal component for construction of the seaframe, representing the company’s largest ever individual contract. The announcement follows the awarding in May 2004 of a US $78.8 million design contract to the General Dynamics Littoral Combat Ship team to design the “Flight 0” vessel.

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