AUSTAL DELIVERS SEVENTH LCS TO US NAVY
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.