Realtime SME support builds confidence and reduces downtime for DDGs

January 22, 2020 – Navantia Australia employees sailed with the Royal Australian Navy’s newest destroyer, HMAS Brisbane, as part of risk mitigation support to the ship’s company during her US combat system ship qualification trials (CSSQTs). Navantia Australia’s Adrian Orellana and Jose Luis Bouza Fernandez joined HMAS Brisbane at San Diego Naval Base in California, US. As part of CSSQTs,…

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DSCA Approves Australia Surface Combatant (ASC) Program Fittings

January 15, 2020 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia of long lead items, engineering development activities, and other defense services to support the Australian Surface Combatant Program for an estimated cost of $1.5 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on…

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Final Air Warfare Destroyer completes sea trials

November 9, 2019 – The Australian Defence Force’s third Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD), NUSHIP Sydney, is on track to be delivered to the Navy in February 2020 after completing sea trials. Sydney is the third and final ship being delivered by the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance which includes the Department of Defence, Raytheon Australia, and ASC Shipbuilding supported by Navantia…

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HMAS Brisbane ready for Combat System Trials

October 12, 2019 – On the eve of her Combat System Trials, the crew of HMAS Brisbane have used the passage and time alongside San Diego to fully prepare for this important milestone, which are the culmination of a concentrated combat system preparation and training period which has been running for nearly twelve months. In the months prior to deploying,…

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The Green Ghost and Cobra 16 Combine

August 2, 2019 – Two of Navy’s newest cutting-edge platforms have combined, with the air warfare destroyer HMAS Hobart embarking an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter and standing up an aviation department for the first time for first-of-class flight trials. Hobart – nicknamed the ‘Green Ghost’ – has been carrying out trials with the aircraft from 816 Squadron – dubbed ‘COBRA 16’…

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Lockheed Martin Australia Announces Successful Aegis Combat System ‘Light Off’ For Australia

June 6, 2019 – Defence technology and innovation company, Lockheed Martin Australia in support of the Royal Australian Navy, is today announcing the successful ‘light off’ of the Aegis Combat System on HMAS Hobart, following her first docking at Garden Island, Sydney. The Aegis system ‘light off’ marks the transition from the production period of the Post Delivery Upgrade (PDU)…

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US Navy says RAN’s new Destroyers strengthen a close friendship

November 5, 2018 – The United States Chief of Naval Operations has ended his visit to Australia, praising the Royal Australian Navy for its regional leadership and complimenting Navy for its game-changing new capabilities. US Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Admiral John Richardson, was in Canberra earlier this month for a day of high level talks on maritime security issues.…

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HMAS Hobart Celebrates First Birthday

October 3, 2018 – The ship’s company of the Royal Australian Navy’s first Aegis Guided Missile Destroyer, HMAS Hobart, have celebrated their first birthday while enroute to the west coast of the USA. Commanding Officer, Captain John Stavridis, along with the crew’s youngest member, Seaman Thomas Norris-Elliott and the crew’s most experienced member, Chief Petty Officer Ric Macchetta, cut the…

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NUSHIP Brisbane completes CAT 5 trials and cooks up a storm

NUSHIP Brisbane has recently completed her Category 5 (CAT 5) Sea Trials off the coast of Adelaide. During CAT 5 Sea Trials, the functional performance of the Mission System as a whole is verified. This verification is a pre-requisite to enable the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance to deliver Brisbane to the Department of Defence for provisional acceptance. During this phase…

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AWD Intellectual Property

The intellectual property for the Hobart Class family of warships has transferred to Navantia Australia, which ensures Australia now has sovereign control over our Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) capability. Minister Pyne welcomed the transfer, which coincided with the successful launch and formal naming of the third and final AWD, Sydney. “Sydney’s float off reflects a remarkable 60 per cent productivity…

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Capability on display for launch of NUSHIP Sydney

The Royal Australian Navy’s newest ship has been launched during a ceremony at Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide. The Hobart Class Destroyer Sydney carries a proud name and is a significant warfighting enhancement to Australia’s fleet. Air Warfare Destroyers like NUSHIP Sydney use a combination of global and Australian technology, to provide defence to a Task Group from air, surface…

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HMAS Hobart visits namesake city for the first time

The Royal Australian Navy’s newest warship, HMAS Hobart, has arrived in its namesake city for the first time. 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 missile destroyer feature as the flagship in the Royal Hobart Regatta. Commanding Officer HMAS Hobart,…

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