The U.S. Navy has awarded Austal USA, Mobile, Alabama, a $44,000,000 contract modification for the detail design, procurement, production implementation, and demonstration of autonomous capability in Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) 13. Work
Expeditionary Fast Transport
Austal USA has been awarded a $235 million U.S. Navy contract for the detailed design and construction of the 15th Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel. Austal USA has delivered 12 EPFs to
The Trump Administration is taking a reprogramming action that will see the Department of Defense transfer $3.8 billion in defense funding in response to a Department of Homeland Security request for “support
DECEMBER 4, 2018 — Austal USA, Mobile, AL, has been awarded a $40,369,095 contract action for procurement of long lead time material and production engineering for the Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) 14.
OCTOBER 23, 2018 — Colonna’s Shipyard Inc., Norfolk, VA, has been awarded a $7,966,158 contract for a 67-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and drydocking of USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1).
OCTOBER 19, 2018 — Austal USA, Mobile, AL, has been awarded a $57,854,366 Navy contract for procurement of long lead time materials and production engineering for of a 103-meter Expeditionary Fast Transport
AUGUST 5, 2018 — Two vessel’s built at Austal USA’s Mobile, AL, shipyard have completed Navy acceptance trials within days of each other. On August 3, NAVSEA reported that the Navy’s 10th
APRIL 22, 2017—At one of the largest aluminium vessel construction facilities in the world, Austal USA continues to roll out high-speed, multi-hull vessels for the U.S. Navy from its massive shipyard in
JANUARY 16, 2016 — Shipbuilder Austal celebrated the christening of Expeditionary Fast Transport USNS Carson City (EPF 7) with a ceremony this morning at its Mobile, AL, shipyard. USNS Carson City is
The new name for the series is part of a change in ship type designators that began back in January when Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that the next flight of “frigatized” Littoral Combat Ships would get the FF, or frigate, designator.
Last month, the secretary brought in a new E designator that, in addition to see the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) become the Expeditionary Fast Transport, or EPF, sees the Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) become the Expeditionary Transfer Dock, or ESD; and the Afloat Forward Staging Base (AFSB) variant of the MLP become the Expeditionary Mobile Base, or ESB.
The EPF will provide high speed, shallow draft transportation capability to support the intra-theater maneuver of personnel, supplies and equipment for the Navy, Marine Corps, and Army.
Austal’s new contract action allows the procurement of ship sets for the specifications supporting integrated propulsion, main diesel generator engines, propeller and shafting, integrated bridge and voice communications.
Fiscal 2015 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $26,739,198 is being obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
The contract was not competitively procured in accordance with U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) – only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements.
The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC, is the contracting activity (N00024-16-C-2217).