Austal USA Global Services Division wins $21M contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded Austal USA a $21.5 million order for planned post-delivery work on the Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship USS Charleston (LCS 18).

The work will be done by Austal’s West Coast operations team in Seattle, Washington through September 2020.

“The fact we’ve received our third LCS post shakedown availability contract in less than 11 months is a testament to our services team and the great work they’re doing to support the Navy’s small surface combatant fleet,” said Craig Perciavalle, president of Mobile-based Austal USA.

As the number of Austal-built ships in the fleet continues to grow, the company is expanding its west coast operations in San Diego and its Asia-Pacific operations in Singapore to meet the Navy’s current and planned deployments of small surface combatants and Expeditionary Fast Transports.

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