Essais d’acceptation terminés avec succès par le futur USNS Apalachicola

Le premier navire de surface construit par Austal USA avec une capacité autonome, le Future USNS Apalachicola, a passé avec succès des tests rigoureux par l’US Navy, Austal USA, L3Harris et General Dynamics

Austal Limited has announced that the future USNS Apalachicola (EPF-13) has successfully completed acceptance trials for the United States Navy.

Constructed at Austal USA’s Mobile Alabama shipyard, EPF-13 is the first Spearhead-class Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) ship with capabilities for V-22 Osprey flight operations and enhanced medical support. It is also the United States Navy’s largest ship with the capability to operate as an unmanned surface vessel (USV).

Austal Limited Chief Executive Officer Paddy Gregg said the completion of acceptance trials for EPF-13 was a significant milestone, being the first surface vessel constructed by Austal USA with autonomous capability.