Tag Archives: Joint High Speed Vessel

Austal USA Awarded $249M for Two Expeditionary Fast Transports; Launches Latest Hull

Austal USA Awarded $249M for Two Expeditionary Fast Transports; Launches Latest Hull

Expeditionary Fast Transport 7 (EPF 7), USNS Carson City during Acceptance Trials in the Gulf of Mexico. Austal USA photo.

Expeditionary Fast Transport 7 (EPF 7), USNS Carson City during Acceptance Trials in the Gulf of Mexico. Austal USA photo.

Naval Sea Systems command has awarded Austal USA a $248.8 million contract for work on two Expeditionary Fast Transports (EPF), formerly known as the Joint High Speed Vessel, according to Pentagon contract announcement issued last week. Read More

Austal USA Delivers Two Ships to Navy

Austal USA Delivers Two Ships to Navy

Expeditionary Fast Transport Brunswick (EPF-6) launched from the Austal USA shipyard in May 2015. US Navy Photo

Expeditionary Fast Transport Brunswick (EPF-6) launched from the Austal USA shipyard in May 2015. US Navy Photo

Austal USA delivered two ships to the Navy from its Mobile, Ala. yard late last week – the Expeditionary Fast Transport USNS Carson City (EPF-7) and the Littoral Combat Ship Montgomery (LCS-8), according to the service. Read More

Austal USA Awarded Long Lead Contract for 12th EPF

Austal USA Awarded Long Lead Contract for 12th EPF

USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) rolls out in preparation for launch at Austal USA shipyard on Sept. 30, 2014. US Navy Photo

USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) rolls out in preparation for launch at Austal USA shipyard on Sept. 30, 2014. US Navy Photo

Austal USA has been awarded a $18.5 million long lead contract from the Navy for the 12th Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, the company announced on Thursday. Read More

Council Looking Into Using JHSV as Afloat Command and Control Platform for Marines

Council Looking Into Using JHSV as Afloat Command and Control Platform for Marines

The Military Sealift Command joint high speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) arrives in Vietnam on Aug. 17, 2015. US Navy photo.

The Military Sealift Command Expeditionary Fast Transport USNS Millinocket (EPF-3) arrives in Vietnam on Aug. 17, 2015. US Navy photo.

The Auxiliary Platforms and Payloads Council at the Pentagon has focused its efforts on using the Expeditionary Fast Transport for Marines’ afloat command and control requirements, as well as looking at technical enablers to allow Marines to operate from the Littoral Combat Ship, the head of the amphibious warfare branch said last week. Read More

DOT&E: JHSV Effective At Intra-Theater Transport But Challenged In Other Missions

DOT&E: JHSV Effective At Intra-Theater Transport But Challenged In Other Missions

The Military Sealift Command joint high speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) arrives in Vietnam. US Navy photo.

The Military Sealift Command joint high speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) arrives in Vietnam on Aug. 17, 2015. US Navy photo.

The Joint High Speed Vessel faces several challenges in high sea states that led to difficulty transferring cargo at sea, deploying SEAL Delivery Vehicles and maintaining high ship availability, according to a Director of Operational Test and Evaluation report from September. Read More

Navy Renames Three Ship Classes, Creates 'Expeditionary' Designator in Naming System

Navy Renames Three Ship Classes, Creates ‘Expeditionary’ Designator in Naming System

A Landing Craft Air Cushion is launched from the Military Sealift Command mobile landing platform USNS Montford Point (MLP 1) during Pacific Horizon 2015. US Navy photo.

A Landing Craft Air Cushion is launched from the Military Sealift Command mobile landing platform USNS Montford Point (MLP 1) during Pacific Horizon 2015. US Navy photo.

This post has been updated to include additional information regarding the ship naming action memo from the chief of naval operations to the Navy secretary.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus redesignated three new ship classes to give them more traditional three-letter names. Read More