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  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 3 February 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    The keel for the Australian Navy’s second Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) HMAS Brisbane was laid today at Australia’s premier naval industry hub, Techport Australia. The ceremony was presided by the Australian Minister of Defence Senator the Hon David Johnston.   “Thank you all for attending today. Today is a very significant milestone, with the keel […]

  • 30 August 2012

    The workforce in the Hunter for the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Project has now hit almost 700 across Forgacs’ two Newcastle facilities in Tomago and Carrington. Three AWDs are being built for the Australian Navy. Construction of the AWDs involves the fabrication of 90 separate steel blocks, 30 for each ship, as well as three […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann and Minister for Defence Hon David Johnston announced today that they stand firm behind their coalition, adding that they are committed to the efficient delivery of the country’s Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) programme.   “Since coming into Government, I have received detailed briefings from key stakeholders associated with the […]

  • 24 January 2013
    Training & Education

    A further two Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) blocks manufactured by BAE Systems have been shipped to Adelaide making the total number of blocks delivered nine since the first block was delivered in August 2011. With this shipment, BAE Systems has completed work on all AWD Ship 1 and Ship 2 blocks that have been contracted […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 April 2012

    Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare announced the arrival in Adelaide of the first of three state of the art horizon-search radars for the Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers (AWD). “The AN/SPQ-9B radar is located on the main mast of the destroyers and can track over 200 radar contacts simultaneously with a high level of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 April 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC) is likely to lay off more than 200 workers as work on the Air Warfare Destroyers (AWD) winds down.  A total of 197 jobs, which the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union says are “permament, highly-skilled jobs”, will reportedly be cut. Work on the future HMAS Sydney, the final of three AWD […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 May 2013
    Industry news

    BAE Systems has described the Federal Government’s Future Submarine Industry Skills Plan as a “positive first step towards creating a sustainable, Australian naval shipbuilding capability.” BAE Systems Australia Chief Executive David Allott today welcomed the Plan’s release. “It is however, only a first step towards balancing Australia’s defence requirements with the necessary industry sector capability […]

  • 19 October 2011
    Industry news

    Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare and Member for Newcastle Sharon Grierson today announced more work and more jobs for the Hunter on the new Air Warfare Destroyers (AWD) Project. When the Air Warfare Destroyer project began in 2009, Hunter company Forgacs were contracted to build 29 steel blocks. This has now increased to 40 […]

  • 15 February 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian Minister for Defence Stephen Smith hosted today his Spanish counterpart Minister Pedro Morenés Eulate, who is staying in a visit to Melbourne. They were joined by the Minister for Defence Materiel, Dr Mike Kelly. Minister Morenés was in Melbourne to conduct bilateral discussions and to participate in the  naming ceremony of Australia’s first Landing […]