MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Mobile’s largest industrial employer, Austal USA, will build at least two more Littoral Combat Ships for the U.S. Navy. The company has delivered eight LCS and six are currently under construction and three are awaiting the start of construction. The two additional ships will be Austal USA’s eighteenth and nineteenth ships in the Independence-variant class.
The specific value of each contract is under the congressional cost cap of $584 million per ship.
“To be awarded two more LCS contracts before the end of the year is beyond exciting,” said Austal USA President Craig Perciavalle. “This contract directly reflects the confidence the U.S. Navy has in Austal USA and our supplier base of over 10,000 nationwide and our ability to build highly capable ships at an affordable cost.”