Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Adelaide moved into the dry dock at Navy’s Fleet Base East in May 2017 and was re-floated at the end of June.
During her dry-docking, Defence undertook a range of activities including access to, and a detailed inspection of the propulsion pods, defect rectification and maintenance.
After reflecting, HMAS Adelaide underwent sea trials, after which she returned to her operational capability program.
Defence worked closely with the original equipment manufacturers – BAE, Navantia and Siemens – to identify the causes of the ship’s issues.
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