July 30, 2008
Austal submits Phase II JHSV offer
Austal says it submitted its final Phase II Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) submission to the U.S. Navy this week after an extensive detailed design and review process. Austal was one of three bidders awarded a Phase I contract in January. It is anticipated that a single Phase II contract will be awarded in late 2008 for the construction of up to ten ships.
The JHSV program is a joint effort between the Army and Navy to acquire high-speed vessels for the two branches of the US military. JHSV will be used for fast intra-theater transportation of troops, military vehicles and equipment.
The Austal JHSV Team;s solution combines the expertise of Austal USA, Austal Ships (Australia) and General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GDAIS).