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Austal to­day de­liv­ered the sev­enth ves­sel in the In­de­pen­dence-vari­ant lit­toral com­bat ship (LCs) class to the us Navy. the fu­ture uss Manch­ester is the sec­ond LCs de­liv­ered to the Navy by Austal in less than six months, fol­low­ing the uss omaha (LCs 12) com­mis­sion­ing, which took place in san Diego ear­lier this year. Austal Ceo, David sin­gle­ton said that, “the tech­nol­ogy we have in­vested in Mo­bile al­lows Austal USA to op­er­ate with un­matched ef­fi­ciency which when com­bined with our skilled work­force of­fers a world lead­ing so­lu­tion to build for the united states Navy and sup­port their planned ex­pan­sion to a 355ship fleet. Austal is also un­der con­tract to build 12 ex­pe­di­tionary fast trans­port ves­sels for the us Navy with nine ves­sels de­liv­ered so far.

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