Austal USA has delivered the expeditionary fast transport USNS Burlington (EPF 10) to the US Navy.
This is the tenth ship delivered as part of a US$1.9 billion contract for 12 vessels and the fourth ship Austal has delivered to the navy in 2018.
The 103-metre Burlington is an aluminium catamaran capable of transporting 600 tonnes, 1,200 nautical miles at an average speed of 35 knots. It is designed to operate in austere ports and waterways that are too shallow and narrow for the larger ships in the surface fleet.
The flight deck can also support flight operations for a wide variety of manned and unmanned aircraft, including a CH-53E Super Stallion heavy lift helicopter.
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