Austal building steel line as it readies to compete for key contracts

By Aidan Quigley / April 2, 2021 at 12:15 PM
Austal is building a steel production line at its Mobile, AL shipyard as the company positions itself to compete for the Marine Corps' Light Amphibious Warship and Navy's follow-on contract for the FFG(X) Future Frigate program. Larry Ryder, Austal's vice president of business development and external affairs, told Inside Defense the company is transitioning one of its aluminum production lines into a steel line as part of a $110 million shipyard construction project. "Our intent is to continue to...

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