Austal Limited is an Australia-based shipbuilder, defense prime contractor, and maritime technology company. The Company is engaged in designing, constructing and supporting defense and commercial vessels for operators globally. The Company’s segments include USA Shipbuilding, USA Support, Australasia Shipbuilding, and Australasia Support. The USA Shipbuilding segment manufactures high performance defense vessels for the USA Navy. The USA Support segment provides training and on-going support and maintenance of Austal and non-Austal vessels to the US Navy. The Australasia Shipbuilding segment comprises Austal’s Australia, Philippines and Vietnam shipbuilding operations. Australasia manufactures high performance vessels for markets worldwide, excluding the USA. The Australasia Support segment comprises Austal’s Australia and Oman operations. Its defense vessels include multi-mission surface warfare combatants, such as the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) for the United States Navy.