HMAS Brisbane commences combat system trials in US

November 1, 2019 – In a first for the Royal Australian Navy and the United States Navy, HMAS Brisbane has completed a live missile engagement. Using remote sensor data from the USS Stockdale and the Cooperative Engagement Capability, the combat system was tested against a range of challenging targets and tactical situations. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds…

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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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San Francisco Fleet Week Kicks Off

October 8, 2019 – The 39th annual San Francisco Fleet Week kicked off Oct. 6 as ships arrived bringing U.S. Navy, Marines, and Coastguardsmen together with the city to celebrate the military sea services. This year is expected to be one of the largest San Francisco Fleet Weeks with eight ships and more than 2,300 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsman participating. “I…

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HMAS Brisbane Integrates with RAAF 5th Generation Fighters

April 1, 2019 – Her Majesty’s Australian Ships Brisbane and Melbourne have successfully integrated into Exercise DIAMOND SHIELD, the Royal Australian Air Force’s Tier 1 air defence activity. Operating off the coast of Newcastle, Brisbane embarked three Fighter Controllers from the Fleet Fighter Control Element, based at RAAF Williamtown. Throughout the exercise, Brisbane and Melbourne contributed to high-end air warfare…

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HMAS Brisbane Completes Seaworthy Assurance Trials

March 27, 2019 – It’s been a busy start to the year for HMAS Brisbane, having not only conducted her first Mariner Skills Evaluation, but also her first ammunitioning, structural firings and recently her Seaworthy Assurance Trials (SWATs). Over the course of three weeks, the ship’s company was put through its paces, practicing an array of different warfare exercises involving…

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HMAS Brisbane Trials New Mariner Skills Evaluation

March 4, 2019 – While sailing under the Australian White Ensign for the first time, HMAS Brisbane became the first ship to trial an enhanced Mariner Skills Evaluation (MSE) in Sydney and off the coast of Jervis Bay. The new and challenging training program was designed and led by Sea Training Group to ensure Brisbane and her crew are capable…

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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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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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Cristobal Colon arrives in Sydney

March 24, 2017 –   HMA Ships Darwin, Melbourne and Parramatta have escorted the Spanish Armada’s Cristobal Colon into Sydney Harbour as part of her role in providing platform and familiarization training to Australian personnel. Over the next three months the ship will assist in enabling Australian Navy people to have advance training for Australia’s first Aegis Guided Missile Destroyer, Hobart.…

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