Australia has commissioned its first home-grown Air Warfare Destroyer, HMAS Hobart.
Hobart will provide air defence for accompanying ships in addition to land forces and infrastructure in coastal areas, and for self-protection against missiles and aircraft, Australian MoD said in a statement Saturday.
It will also be capable of undersea warfare and be equipped with modern sonar systems, decoys, surface-launched torpedoes and an array of effective close-in defensive weapons
HMAS Hobart is the first of three Hobart class guided missile destroyers that will enter service in coming years and the third ship to carry the name, Hobart. Hobart will now undergo test and evaluation period where it will integrate into the fleet and Navy personnel will train to operate the warship.
Lockheed Martin is being awarded a $41.7 million contract to exercise an option for AEGIS lifetime support services consisting of computer program maintenance in support of the Royal Australian Navy Hobart class ships
Australias first of three next-generation destroyers has embarked on its final round of advanced sea trials off the South Australian coast. Hobart began its Sea Acceptance Trials this morning, the last major phase of testing before it is delivered to the Commonwealth later this year
Royal Australian Navys (RAN) first Hobart-class air warfare destroyer (AWD has completed builder sea trials at Techport Australia in Adelaide. The sea trials have evaluated the vessels hull, propulsion and navigation systems, Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Alliance general manager Lloyd Beckett said in a company's statement on 24 September
The Australian MoD has announced the successful test firing torpedo launchers for the new Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers (AWD). The tests were part of acceptance testing of the weapon systems for the second destroyer Brisbane and involved firing an MU-90 practice delivery torpedo from an MK32 Mod 9 Surface Vessel torpedo tube
Greg Combet, Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science, has announced that ASC, on behalf of the AWD Alliance, has signed a contract with BAE Systems Australia Defence for the construction of hull blocks for the Hobart Class AWD. BAE Systems Australia Defence has joined the Newcastle NSW based FORGACS Group in winning hull block construction work worth a total of around A$450 million
Australias new frigates would be armed with Lockheed Martins Aegis combat management system together with a Saab Australia-developed tactical interface. Canberra in May revealed plans to build nine frigates, 12 new submarines and 12 offshore patrol vessels worth an estimated 89 billion Australian dollars ($70 billion)
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