Archived posts with tag ‘Austal’

17.11.11 Navy High-Speed Transports Could Haul Australia Marines

The U.S. Department of Defense has announced it will begin stationing Marines in northern Australia, at existing Australian facilities in the city of Darwin. The roughly 1,000 Marines will complement the larger U.S. Marine force permanently stationed in Japan as part of the Pentagon’s 300,000-strong Pacific Command.

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Danger Room: Navy’s Newest Ship is the Pick-Up Truck of the Sea

There’s not much inside the Navy’s newest ship, and that’s exactly how they like it.

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Danger Room: How Navy’s Warship of the Future Ran Aground

With an enormous splash and cheers from spectators, the 378-foot-long vessel Freedom slid sideways into the Menominee River in Wisconsin. It was September 23, 2006, and the U.S. Navy had just launched its first brand-new warship class in nearly 20 years.


Danger Room: Plenty of Blame to Go Around for ‘Disintegrating’ Warship

Austal, America’s newest warship-builder, is still scrambling to recover from the late-June revelation that the USS Independence, the Littoral Combat Ship it just built for the U.S. Navy, is “aggressively” disintegrating.


Danger Room: Builder Blames Navy as Brand-New Warship Disintegrates

The Navy’s newest warship is slowly disappearing, one molecule at a time.

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