Austal USA is a ship manufacturer headquartered in Mobile, Ala., with service centers in San Diego and Singapore and a technology center in Charlottesville, Va. Austal USA’s facility is capable of supporting the manufacture of both aluminum and steel ships, leveraging a moving module production line and strict adherence to lean manufacturing principles to consistently deliver on-schedule and on-budget. Austal USA is currently under contract for 13 programs, including the U.S. Coast Guard’s Heritage-class Offshore Patrol Cutter, and the Navy's Spearhead-class Expeditionary Fast Transport, Navajo-class Towing, Salvage and Rescue ships, Expeditionary Medical Ship, Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock Medium, and Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship, and is supporting Navy unmanned vessel programs leveraging its advanced machinery control system. Austal USA’s service business provides global support to U.S. Navy, Military Sealift Command and other customers. Austal USA’s San Diego Service Center includes a waterfront facility that will have the capability to drydock small combatants and similar sized ships. Earning 21 safety excellence awards, Austal USA continues to be one of the safest shipyards in America.