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  • 14 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    HMAS Hobart, the first of three Royal Australian Navy Aegis-equipped air warfare destroyers, has started builder’s sea trials leaving ASC’s Osborne, South Australia shipyard for the first time. A number of alongside dock trials in preparation for Hobart’s first departure to sea were carried out, including incline trials to measure the ship’s stability and vertical centre of gravity. […]

  • 20 November 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy’s future air warfare destroyer (AWD) Brisbane has started her first phase of sea trials, the alliance in charge of delivering the destroyers announced on Monday. The second of three destroyers to be built will spend the coming weeks on sea trials, marking further progress towards her delivery to the Royal Australian Navy […]

  • 16 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian Ministry of Defense accepted delivery of its first Aegis-equipped air warfare destroyer, Hobart, in a ceremony at the Osborne naval shipyard on June 16. Hobart is the first of three destroyers being built and integrated by the AWD Alliance which comprises the Department of Defence, Raytheon Australia and ASC with support from Navantia. In […]

  • 4 June 2013
    Industry news

    The final fabricated blocks for the first destroyer, Hobart, have just been delivered to the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance in Adelaide following a week-long journey by sea from Newcastle. AWD Alliance CEO Rod Equid said the four blocks arrived in Adelaide from block sub-contractor, Forgacs Engineering.  “This is a significant milestone for the AWD project […]

  • 26 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    HMAS Hobart, the first of three Royal Australian Navy Aegis destroyers has successfully completed sea trials off the coast of South Australia. The builder’s sea trials, completed on the weekend, included testing the ship’s hull, propulsion and navigation systems. HMAS Hobart was built at Techport, by the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance. Construction of 12 Shortfin Barracuda submarines built by French shipbuilder DCNS […]

  • 19 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    ASC, the Australian shipbuilder in charge of constructing the Australian Navy Hobart-class air warfare destroyers, recently shared a timelapse video of the second ship in the class, NUSHIP Brisbane, being built at Techport Australia, in Adelaide. The four-minute video shows the entire process of assembling the pre-fabricated sections, all the way from keel laying to the […]

  • 18 May 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    AWD Alliance, the alliance in charge of delivering Royal Australian Navy ‘s air warfare destroyers, is set to launch the third and final destroyer in the class in a ceremony on Saturday, May 19. NUSHIP Sydney, as the ship is to be named, will be launched at ASC’s Adelaide shipyard. Sydney is entering the water two and […]

  • 16 September 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy’s third Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD), future HMAS Sydney, has started the first phase of sea trials which will test the ship’s hull, propulsion and navigation systems. The initial trial phase will be followed by a more advanced phase of sea trials in October to test the ship’s combat and communications systems […]

  • 22 May 2015

    The first of three new Australian air warfare destroyer, HMAS Hobart, is due for delivery tomorrow, May 23, 2015. This marks a significant milestone for the Australian Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Alliance, made up of shipbuilder ASC, mission systems integrator Raytheon Australia and the Department of Defence, responsible for delivering the three highly capable warships to the Royal […]

  • 28 May 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australian engineering company Taylor Bros has been awarded a $15 million contract for the installation and fit-out of the living spaces for the three Air Warfare Destroyers that are under construction at Techport Australia, SA. Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Alliance CEO Rod Equid said the contract demonstrates how the project is continuing to offer economic […]

  • 25 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) will receive a state-of-the-art electronic warfare (EW) system as part of the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) capability, which will improve the ability to passively detect, identify and track threats including enemy ships, aircraft and anti-ship missiles.   The AWD Alliance successfully fitted the first EW antenna on top of the […]

  • 2 July 2013
    Industry news

    Minister for Defence Materiel Dr Mike Kelly AM MP today announced the final keel block for the future destroyer, Hobart, has been successfully lifted into place by the AWD Alliance in Adelaide. Dr Kelly said the final keel block is the 18th of 31 blocks to be joined into what is rapidly becoming the recognisable structure […]

  • 30 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s future air warfare destroyer (AWD) Hobart departed the wharf at Techport Australia Monday morning to begin a second round of more advanced sea trials off the coast of South Australia. Known as ‘sea acceptance trials’ they follow the completion of ‘builder sea trials’ in September 2016 which tested Hobart’s hull, propulsion and navigation systems. […]

  • 26 March 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy’s third Hobart-class air warfare destroyer Sydney is set to enter operations a year earlier than originally planned following an accelerated capability upgrade. As explained, the defense ministry was able to streamline a technical upgrade to the ship during its build at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia. “Structural modifications to […]

  • 5 July 2013
    Training & Education

    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 […]

  • 31 May 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Australia’s second air warfare destroyer ‘Brisbane’ recently completed her Category 5 (CAT 5) sea trials off the coast of Adelaide, the Royal Australian Navy has announced. The destroyer got underway for the trials in November 2017. The Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance which is in charge of delivering the three ships in the class to the […]

  • 6 March 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australia’s first air warfare destroyer NUSHIP Hobart returned to Adelaide after completing its sea acceptance trials off the coast of South Australia. Hobart spent the past five weeks demonstrating its on-board weapons capabilities, including 21 days at sea, where it conducted 20 platform system tests and 45 combat system tests. AWD alliance program manager Craig Bourke said […]

  • 5 October 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) is pleased to announce the award of a Command Team Trainer Simulation Infrastructure contract in the order of 50 MNOK under which KONGSBERG will support Raytheon Australia Pty Ltd (the Australian Air Warfare Destroyer Combat System Systems Engineer) in the delivery of this central component of the Hobart Class […]

  • 18 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australian Shipbuilding Corporation (ASC) and the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Alliance marked a major milestone in the construction of the Hobart-class destroyers when one of the main engines that will drive the propellers of NUSHIP Hobart was started. The large 5650kW Bravo V16 Propulsion Diesel engine burst into life on April 14, in an engine room below […]

  • 8 October 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The main radar tower for the first of Australia’s three Air Warfare Destroyers, Hobart, has been successfully lifted into position. Australian Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston confirmed progress on the Hobart was well advanced, with the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Alliance successfully lifting the Aegis tower onto the ship structure.  “The Aegis tower is […]

  • 19 August 2011
    Industry news

      Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced the delivery to Adelaide of the first keel block that will be used to construct HMAS Hobart – Australia’s first Air Warfare Destroyer. “This is an important step forward in the $8 billion project to construct three new warships,” Mr Clare said. Construction of the AWDs […]

  • 17 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    In another step towards completing hull integration in the coming months, Royal Australian Navy’s third air warfare destroyer, the future Sydney, received her mast on May 15. AWD Alliance, with shipbuilder ASC at the helm, loaded out the mast onto the hull of Sydney, following a mast stepping ceremony that was held last week. The mast […]

  • 21 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Navy’s first Aegis-equipped air warfare destroyer HMAS Hobart is set to officially enter service in a ceremony in Sydney, on September 23. Starting construction in January 2010, Hobart is entering service seven years later as the third Australian destroyer to bear the name Hobart. The previous two were a former Royal Navy […]

  • 22 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    Spain’s Navantia S.A. transferred the intellectual property for the Hobart-class family of warships to Navantia Australia, giving Australia sovereign control over its air warfare destroyer (AWD) capability. Navantia S.A. chairman José Esteban Garcia Vilasanchez formally transferred the intellectual property to Navantia Australia in Canberra on Friday, 18 May 2018, ahead of the launch of the […]

  • 13 October 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    VIDEO: DDG 1000 Zumwalt-Class Destroyer Pending Christening (USA) The christening of the U.S. Navy’s newest guided missile destroyer, Zumwalt (DDG 1000), will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works.  HMS Ramsey Sailors Learn from Their American Minehunting Counterparts Sailors from HMS Ramsey visited their American minehunting counterparts to see […]

  • 24 December 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Air warfare destroyer HMAS Hobart, the first Royal Australian Navy Aegis-equipped ship, returned home after wrapping up weapons and systems trials with the United States Navy off the US West Coast. Hobart returned to Sydney after spending three months in the US. In addition to testing the Aegis system, Hobart also became the first ship […]

  • 20 December 2013
    Training & Education

    2013 was one of the busiest years on recent record for the Royal Australian Navy Fleet. During a period of substantial border protection activity, and against a backdrop of international piracy and narcotics trading interdiction in the Middle East and Indian Ocean, the Navy continued to meet its mission to fight and win in the […]

  • 5 April 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Italian Navy’s multi-purpose research vessel ITS Alliance is set to return to its homeport in La Spezia, Italy, on April 6, concluding a 79-day mission in waters off Iceland and Greenland. Alliance’s mission was to support a project carried out under the custody of NATO’s Center for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) and led by the Woods […]

  • 4 June 2014

    Twenty-one blasts reverberated across the waterfront of Yorktown, Va., June 2, rolling across the water as the French frigate La Fayette (F710) rendered honors to the U.S. and French Sailors who stood ashore. At attention, their arms raised in similar yet distinguished salutes, the Sailors returned the honor, reflecting on the strong alliance between France […]