NUSHIP Sydney Capability Upgrade to Occur at Osbourne

March 26, 2019 – A significant capability upgrade to the Hobart Class Destroyers will allow NUSHIP Sydney to enter into operation one year ahead of schedule. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said Defence was able to streamline a technical upgrade to the third ship of the Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyer during its build at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia and fast-track its operational schedule. “Structural modifications to accommodate the MH-60R ‘Romeo’ helicopter into the Hobart Class were planned to be completed after operational acceptance…

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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. Hosted by the RAN’s Chief of Navy, VADM Mike Noonan, CNO met with a range of senior leaders, including Chief of Defence Force, the Secretary of Defence and the Secretary…

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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 improvement over the first ship,” Minister Pyne said. “This is in no small way due to the highly skilled workers from ASC, Raytheon Australia, Navantia Australia and Defence.” “More than…

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Terma pursues new business opportunities in Australia

Terma has successfully delivered naval and surveillance systems for various Royal Australian Navy (RAN) programs. Pacific International Maritime Exposition, Sydney – Based on a series of successful deliveries of naval and surveillance systems for various Royal Australian Navy (RAN) programs, Terma continuously pursues new business opportunities on the Australian market. To secure this process, Terma collaborates with Jenkins Engineering Defense Systems (JEDS) on activities within sales, installation, support, and services. JEDS is trained in sustainment of Terma’s SCANTER 2001, 5000, and 6000 series radars and has participated in C-Guard setting…

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Cristóbal Colón arrives in Australia

February 19, 2017 – The most modern escort ship of the Spanish Navy arrived today to Australia to join the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) for a period of four months, with the aim of collaborating in the training of the endowments of its new destroyers of the class “Hobart.” The frigate ‘Cristóbal Colón’ left its base in Ferrol on January 9 and after forty-two days of transit, has arrived in the morning today to the West Base of the RAN, near the city of Perth. During its transit to Australia, the…

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