Austal USA delivers 11th LCS warship

Perth international shipbuilder Austal has delivered its eleventh Littoral Combat Ship, the future USS Kansas City (pictured), to the US Navy. Built at the company’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard, the 127-metre long LCS’s are fast, multi-purpose vessels designed for near-shore waters, but capable of operating across the open ocean. Austal Chief Executive David Singleton said the…

High-tech shortages loom as coronavirus shutdowns hit manufacturers

There are now more than 45,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus dubbed COVID-19 by the World Health Organization, and the disease has caused at least 1,115 deaths. The impact of the virus is now reaching way beyond public health: China is at the heart of global manufacturing, and as supply chains suffer, panic is beginning to set in.