Austal USA Wins Massive $3.3 Billion Dollar Offshore Patrol Cutter Contract

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Austal USA Wins Massive $3.3 Billion Dollar Offshore Patrol Cutter Contract

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Eastern Shipbuilding Group, the incumbent shipyard that is set to build the first four Offshore Patrol Cutters, did not welcome the news of a second production line.

With Austal’s workers and new facility apparently set to be occupied with Coast Guard work, efforts to enlist smaller Gulf Coast naval shipbuilders into larger naval shipbuilding projects gets harder.

As this author has warned before, “legal wrangling after the award announcement could delay the program to the point where the Coast Guard would need to throw it all away and start bidding for the 2nd tranche of Offshore Patrol Cutters all over again.

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Author / Journalist: Craig Hooper, Senior Contributor

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Published On: 2022-06-30, 23:55:12

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