Advanced Warships Ready for Operations

August 13, 2021 – The Royal Australian Navy’s most advanced warships are now ready for operational deployment, boosting Australia’s capacity to work with our strategic partners and maintain peace and prosperity in our region. Navy’s Hobart-class Air Warfare Destroyers have reached final operational capability after the third ship, HMAS Sydney, completed a successful test and evaluation period off the coast…

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Australian, U.S. Group Sail in Eastern Pacific

April 1, 2021 – The U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy joined forces for a Group Sail exercise in the waters off the coast of Southern California, March 31 and April 1. Group Sail exercises provide an opportunity for like-minded nations to improve their collaborative partnerships, combined lethality exercises, and interoperability. By conducting operations together, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS…

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Hobart Class Exercises Together at Sea for First Time

December 12, 2020 – The Royal Australian Navy’s three Hobart Class Destroyers have exercised together for the first time, demonstrating their cooperative capabilities to increase maritime security and stability in our region. HMA Ships Hobart, Brisbane and Sydney conducted joint tests, trials and exercises off the east coast of Australia, further developing their air and surface warfare capabilities. Minister for…

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South Australia Shipbuilding Continues After Deliver of Final Destroyer

February 28, 2020 – In a moving ceremony Navy’s final Air Warfare Destroyer, NUSHIP Sydney, has been officially handed over to Defence. NUSHIP Sydney is the final of the three ships being delivered by the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance which includes the Department of Defence, Raytheon Australia, and ASC Shipbuilding supported by Navantia Australia. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon…

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