Austal USA to Design Towing, Salvage & Rescue Ship for US Navy
Austal USA has been awarded a USD 3.6 million functional design contract to prepare for construction of the new Navajo-class Towing, Salvage and Rescue Ship T-ATS for the United States Navy. Austal USA will prepare a functional design for the T-ATS, an 80 metre steel monohull vessel with multi-mission capability to support a variety of towing, salvage, search and rescue, oil spill response, humanitarian assistance and surveillance activities. The T-ATS can also embark containerised systems including cyber, electronic warfare, and decoy and surveillance packages.
As part of the design contract, Austal USA will define detailed requirements to construct, test, and deliver T-ATS ships in accordance with United States Government ship specifications.
Austal USA is currently delivering the Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship and Spearhead-class Expeditionary Fast Transport programs for the United States Navy. Thirteen LCS and twelve EPF vessels have been delivered from the Austal’s Mobile Alabama shipyard since 2009.