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  • 20 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

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

  • 22 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy’s new weapon system training platform for the Hobart-class destroyers has recently recently been certified. A leading seaman electronics technician took to the firing panel recently during a weapons certification firing trial of the Mk 25 25mm Typhoon at West Head Gunnery Range, Flinders Victoria. The event marked the final stage of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 December 2016
    Industry news

    The second Hobart class destroyer marked a major milestone in its construction when she was officially named Brisbane and launched in Adelaide on 15th of December. Mrs Robyn Shackleton, wife of former Chief of Navy and Commanding Officer of HMAS Brisbane II, Vice Admiral David Shackleton (retired), was guest of honour and launching lady, sending […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 April 2018
    Industry news

    Navantia Australia announced it has formally opened its Naval Design and Engineering Centre in Melbourne’s Docklands precinct. The opening ceremony took place on April 24, with Victorian defense industry advocate, Greg Combet, Navantia’s global chairman Esteban Vilasanchez and Navantia Australia chairman Warren King in attendance. Navantia says the facility would complement its Adelaide operations and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia for Hobart Class Destroyer Sustainment and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $275 million. The Government of Australia has requested a possible sale of follow-on sustainment support and services in support of three Hobart Class Destroyers. The sustainment […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 March 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Shipbuilding company Navantia has selected Adelaide-based Navantia SAGE Automation Group (NSAG) to supply the Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) for its Future Frigates bid. The selection follows the transfer of IPMS technology to Australia in support of the Navantia Australia designed Canberra Class amphibious ships and Hobart Class destroyers. Established in 2016 as a joint […]

  • 4 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The first upgraded Standard Missile (SM-2) All-Up Round was delivered to the Royal Australian Navy in what is considered a major capability upgrade for the navy. Hobart class destroyers will be the first Australian warships to be equipped with the upgraded Standard Missile (SM-2). According to Director General Explosive Materiel, Commodore Simon Ottaviano, the delivery marks […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 November 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy’s third and final air warfare destroyer, future HMAS Sydney, has completed sea trials and should be ready for delivery in February 2020. Sydney is the third and final ship being delivered by the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance which includes the defense department, Raytheon Australia, and ASC Shipbuilding supported by Navantia Australia. […]

  • 9 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Shipbuilder BAE Systems has been awarded a five year, $70 million contract to maintain the Australian Navy’s new air warfare destroyers. The announcement was made Friday by the Australian minister for defence industry Christopher Pyne. The contract will see BAE Systems manage the delivery of support as the ships transition out of the build phase and into […]

  • 27 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Australian defense procurement office has accepted delivery of the Royal Australian Navy’s second Hobart-class air warfare destroyer NUSHIP Brisbane in a ceremony in Adelaide on Friday. The Department of Defence Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group received the ship after it completed sea trials in May this year. The delivery ceremony, attended by defense industry […]