VIDEO: Hobart’s Final Keel Block Lifted into Place (Australia)

Hobart's Final Keel Block Lifted into Place (Australia)

Shipbuilding is an arduous business, especially when it comes to constructing naval state-of-the-art vessels, such as the future Royal Australian Navy’s destroyer, Hobart, which is taking shape at Adelaide, Australia.

The construction process marked a giant milestone on July 2 when Hobart’s final keel block was successfully lifted into place by the AWD Alliance.

The video below brings you a time-line of this very undertaking:

The Hobart Class AWDs will provide air defence for accompanying ships in addition to land forces and infrastructure in coastal areas, and for self-protection against missiles and aircraft.

The Hobart Class will also conduct Undersea Warfare and be equipped with modern sonar systems, decoys, surface-launched torpedoes and an array of effective close-in defensive weapons.

You can find more information about the news here.

Naval Today Staff, July 5, 2013.