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  • 22 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has welcomed HMAS Sydney, its third and final Hobart-class air warfare destroyer, into the fleet in the first commissioning of an Australian warship at sea since the Second World War. The ceremony, conducted off the coast of New South Wales on 18 May 2020, marked the moment the 147-metre long […]

  • 31 October 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy’s second air warfare destroyer HMAS Brisbane recently carried out a live missile firing using the Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) and remote sensor data from a US Navy destroyer. The missile firing was part of the Australian destroyer’s US East Coast combat systems tests which all ships in the class undergo before […]

  • 26 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The first of the three Royal Australian Navy air warfare destroyers, HMAS Hobart, is leading a nine-ship task group on a deployment across North and South East Asia. In addition to being the first ever operational overseas deployment for the lead ship in the class, the deployment is also the navy’s largest this year. Departing […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 April 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Air Force-organized exercise Diamond Shield provided an opportunity for the Australian Navy’s second air warfare destroyer HMAS Brisbane to integrate and operate with the fifth-generation F-35A fighter jet for the first time. Brisbane embarked three Fighter Controllers from the Fleet Fighter Control Element for operations off the coast of Newcastle. In addition […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy commissioned its second air-warfare destroyer in a ceremony held at the Garden Island Naval Base in Sydney on October 27. While being the second in her class, HMAS Brisbane (III) is the third Royal Australian Navy ship to bear the name. Her motto, ‘Aim At Higher Things’, encompasses the navy’s core […]

  • 16 October 2018
    Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder ASC said it is cutting up to 63 jobs as work on the Royal Australian Navy’s Air Warfare Destroyers comes to a close. ASC is currently in the process of delivering ‘Sydney’ – the final of three destroyers in the class and the company said it was reducing the shipbuilding workforce “to reflect […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 May 2018
    Industry news

    Navantia Australia and BAE Systems have signed a contract for the maintenance of Royal Australian Navy Hobart-class air warfare destroyers. According to Navantia, the agreement for “platform system design and engineering assurance services” was signed at the Garden Island Naval Base on Tuesday, 15 May 2018. Under the contract, Navantia Australia will provide ship, product […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy is preparing its apprentices for the operation of new Hobart-class air warfare destroyers by having them work directly with industry in Adelaide, building on their initial trade training. The Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance shipyard has provided a hand-on training environment for the sailors as part of the team building the navy’s new […]

  • 5 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s Álvaro de Bazán-class frigate Cristóbal Colón is scheduled to embark on a long-term deployment to Australia on January 9. Under an agreement between the two navies, the Aegis-equipped frigate will spend 120 days in Australia where it will help train future Australian Hobart-class destroyer sailors of the Australian Navy. By integrating into the Australian Navy […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 May 2014
    Industry news

    The Vertical Launch System (VLS) has been successfully installed in the first Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD). Combat proven with more than 3,500 successful missile firings, the MK 41 VLS module has been deployed by 12 navies, in more than 20 different ship classes in more than 180 ships.   The system is a modular design […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 November 2012
    Industry news

    GE Marine has handed over two LM 2500 aeroderivative gas turbines to ASC in Adelaide, Australia, the company informed. The gas turbines will power the Navy’s third Air Warfare Destroyer. This type of gas turbine is designed with a single-rotor gas turbine and an aerodynamically coupled power turbine. ASC, Air Warfare Destroyer project shipbuilder, is […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]