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  • 20 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The missile firing took place ahead of the ship’s maiden operational deployment.

  • 25 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    HMAS Hobart, the first of Royal Australian Navy’s three new guided missile destroyers joined the Royal Australian Navy fleet in a formal ceremony at Garden Island in Sydney on Saturday. The Prime Minister of Australia, the Honourable Malcolm Turnbull joined with other dignitaries, ship’s company and family and friends to welcome the newest ship to […]

  • 20 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The first of Royal Australian Navy’s new Aegis-equipped destroyers HMAS Hobart got underway on October 18, setting sail for the first time as a commissioned warship. Her departure from Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney on Wednesday heralded the much anticipated return to sea for the Guided Missile Destroyer (DDG) of the Royal Australian Navy. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 February 2018
    Vessels

    The lead ship of the Royal Australian Navy’s air warfare destroyers newest ship in the fleet arrived to Hobart for the first ever visit to its namesake city. This port visit is the first time in 18 years a ship carrying the name Hobart has visited the city of Hobart and will see the guided […]

  • 5 November 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The navies of Australia and the US integrated their sensor information and real-time combat system data to jointly put the Cooperative Engagement Capability system for the first time ever during testing off Hawaii. As revealed by the Australian defense minister, Australia’s first air-warfare destroyer HMAS Hobart teamed up with US Navy destroyer USS John Finn to share tracking […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    US defense contractor Raytheon announced it has completed design, development and testing of its Cooperative Engagement Capability system which will provide the Australian Navy’s new Hobart-class destroyers with enhanced air warfare capabilities. The systems are yet to be certified by the US Navy, however, before their first international installation. Once onboard the Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS […]

  • 22 May 2015
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 17 April 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy air warfare destroyers recently became the first non-US assets to successfully demonstrate the new Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) which expands the ships’ battlespace awareness by sharing sensor data among a network of CEC-equipped ships and aircraft. Over the past few weeks off the coast of South Australia, recently-commissioned destroyer HMAS Hobart and future […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Some two months after being officially delivered to the Australian defense ministry in Adelaide, Royal Australian Navy’s first air warfare destroyer Hobart has set sail for its commissioning site in Sydney. According to The Advertiser, the future HMAS Hobart is set to be commissioned in a ceremony in Sydney on September 23. NUSHIP Hobart (as […]

  • 1 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Australian government on Thursday announced that the Air Warfare Destroyer project was removed from the Projects of Concern list due to continuing improvements in shipbuilding performance. Following an independent review by Professor Don Winter and Dr John White and a review by the Australian National Audit Office, the project was placed on the Projects […]

  • 15 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Prior to entering the city of Hobart for a first visit to her namesake city, the lead ship of the Royal Australian Navy’s air-warfare destroyers, HMAS Hobart, tested her armament with a program of firing serials. During the trials, Hobart tested her 20mm close-in weapons system (CIWS) against an inflatable surface target, marking the first […]

  • 30 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Australian Navy’s first Aegis-equipped Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD), HMAS Hobart, has begun integration and testing of the installed combat system. Testing will be facilitated by Lockheed Martin engineers and technicians who are responsible for testing the Aegis Combat System to ensure the equipment is properly installed and functional. A computer-based command and decision element forms the core […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The first of Australian Navy’s new destroyers, NUSHIP Hobart, got to ‘feel the water’ as she was launched at the ASC shipyard in Adelaide on 23 May. Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, along with the Governor or South Australia his Excellency the Hon. Hieu Van Le and the Minister For Defence the Hon. […]

  • 14 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy frigate ESPS Cristóbal Colón (F-105) returned home to Naval Base Ferrol, Spain, on August 10 after spending three month in Australia where the ship’s crew helped prepare Australian sailors to operate the Aegis combat system. Just the like the future HMAS Hobart, the first of three new air warfare destroyers the Australian Navy is […]

  • 19 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    Australian naval officers recently graduated from a two month Aegis combat systems course at the Combat Systems Engineering Development Site (CSEDS) in New Jersey, United States. The officers learned to use the Aegis Combat System that is installed onboard the RAN’s newest Air Warfare Destroyer, the future HMAS Hobart. Lockheed Martin and government civilians supported the […]

  • 13 December 2019
    Vessels

    Two Royal Australian Navy minehunters have returned home following a successful overseas deployment that saw them travel a record distance, the navy said. HMAS Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne traveled more than thirteen thousand nautical miles in the past four months as they deployed to East Asia for multinational and bilateral exercises in Japan and South […]

  • 22 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy’s recently-commissioned destroyer HMAS Hobart recently added an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter to the list of her capabilities, certifying its deck for helicopter handling. The deck handling trial took place at the Oiler Wharf, Garden Island, Sydney, on November 7. At the center of the undertaking was Australian Navy’s Aircraft Maintenance And Flight […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 November 2017
    Vessels

    NUSHIP Brisbane, the second Hobart class guided missile destroyer, has commenced its first phase of sea trials, Royal Australian Navy informed.  During this phase, the ship’s hull, propulsion and navigation systems will be tested. The initial trial phase, which will occur over the coming months, will be followed by a more advanced phase of sea trials […]