May 26, 2023 | Logistics, Distribution & Maritime
May 26, 2023
U.S. Navy Awards Austal Contract Worth Billions
Mobile’s Austal USA recently announced it was awarded a contract with a potential value of $3.195 billion for the detail design and construction of up to seven TAGOS-25-class ocean surveillance ships. Austal, as the prime contractor, has teamed with L3Harris Technologies, Noise Control Engineering, TAI Engineering and Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors for execution of the TAGOS program. The ships will provide a platform capable of theater anti-submarine acoustic passive and active surveillance. They support the mission of the Integrated Undersea Surveillance System by gathering underwater acoustical data. “We have enjoyed our long partnership with the Navy in delivering aluminum ships, and we are honored to continue that relationship in delivering high-quality steel ships on schedule and on budget,” Austal USA President Rusty Murdaugh said. The company is currently constructing the Navy’s Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship and Expeditionary Fast Transport.
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