Austal Awarded USS Tulsa PSA Contract

august 15, 2019 – Austal Limited (Austal) (ASX: ASB) has received an award from the United States Department of Defense totaling over US$23 million (~A$34million) for support activities, including dry docking, on the USS Tulsa. The award of the Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) service contract for the USS Tulsa (LCS 16) is in addition to the US$21 million contract Austal was awarded in January 2019 for the USS Manchester (LCS 14). Both are Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ships manufactured by Austal. The USS Tulsa PSA contract will the second contract where…

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USS Hornet Museum receives face-lift, courtesy of AkzoNobel

Aircraft carriers take a beating during times of war, but even in peacetime a ship’s physical appearance gets damaged due to the effects of weather and inactivity. At 74-years old, the USS Hornet is looking its age, but AkzoNobel, a paints, coatings and chemicals company, is working with the USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum to make the ship look as good as it did when it was commissioned in 1943 by donating more than 1,600 gallons of military-grade International® Marine Coatings to repaint the entire 873-foot vessel. Decommissioned…

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