Successful builder trials on Air Warfare Destroyer

Today marks the successful completion of ship-builder sea trials for the future Air Warfare Destroyer Hobart, at Techport Australia in Adelaide.

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne said this achievement was a significant milestone for the Air Warfare Destroyer Project and the nation, and demonstrated the capacity of Australia’s sovereign defence industry to build and integrate ships for our specific defence needs.

“Hobart has now proven its hull, propulsion and navigation systems after several days of testing in local SA waters,” Mr Pyne said.

“Further sea trials will take place in early 2017 when Hobart conducts more advanced testing of the ship’s combat and communications systems.”

Progress also continues on the second destroyer, Brisbane, with the loading of combat system equipment before launch in December, while hull consolidation on Sydney is well underway.

“I congratulate the AWD Alliance partners, the Commonwealth, ASC and Raytheon Australia on this important milestone today, and their continued progress toward delivering the most capable warships ever to be operated by the Royal Australian Navy.”

 

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