NUSHIP Brisbane home for the first time

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NUSHIP Brisbane arrived at her home base of Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney, for the first time on 10 September 2018.

CAPTIONNUSHIP Brisbane arrives at Fleet Base East for the first time, joining (left to right) HMA Ships Choules, Adelaide, Success, Warramunga and ex-HMAS Darwin. Photo by Warrant Officer Shane Cameron.

Brisbane will be formally commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy fleet on 27 October.

The Navy’s newest ship is based on the Navantia designed F100 frigate and is equipped with the Aegis Combat System and weapons providing her with a layered defensive and offensive capability required to counter conventional and asymmetric threats.

Brisbane and her sister ships will provide air defence for accompanied ships in addition to land forces and infrastructure in coastal areas, and for self-protection against missiles and aircraft.

The Aegis Combat System incorporating the state-of-the-art phased array radar, AN/SPY 1D(V), in combination with SM-2 missiles, will provide an advanced air defence system capable of engaging enemy aircraft and incoming missiles at ranges in excess of 150km.

Surface warfare function also will include long range anti-ship missiles and a naval gun capable of firing extended-range munitions in support of land forces.

The Hobart class will carry a helicopter for surveillance and response to support key warfare areas.

They will also conduct submarine warfare and be equipped with modern sonar systems, decoys, surface-launched torpedoes and an array of effective close-in defensive weapons.

NUSHIP Brisbane is the second of three ships of the Hobart-class air warfare destroyers.

Her sister ships are HMAS Hobart, already in service, and the future (HMAS) Sydney.

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