HMAS Brisbane (DDG 41) Air Warfare Destroyer

HMAS Brisbane (DDG 41) Air Warfare Destroyer


The second Hobart-class Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) HMAS Brisbane (DDG 41) has entered the first phase of sea trials which will take place over the coming weeks, marking further progress towards her delivery to the Royal Australian Navy next year. HMAS Brisbane, named after the city of Brisbane, Australian the capital of state of Queensland. The ship, based on the Álvaro de Bazán-class frigate designed by Navantia, was built at ASC’s shipyard in Osborne, South Australia from modules fabricated by ASC, BAE Systems Australia in Victoria, and Forgacs Group in New South Wales. Planning for ships to replace the Adelaide-class frigates and restore the capability last exhibited by the Perth-class destroyers began by 2000, initially under acquisition project SEA 1400, which was re-designated SEA 4000.

HMAS Brisbane (DDG 41) Air Warfare Destroyer

HMAS Brisbane (DDG 41) Air Warfare Destroyer


The Hobart class is a ship class of three air warfare destroyers (AWDs) being built for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Although the designation “Air Warfare Destroyer” is used to describe ships dedicated to the defence of a naval force (plus assets ashore) from aircraft and missile attack, the planned Australian destroyers are expected to also operate in anti-surface, anti-submarine, and naval gunfire support roles. Planning for ships to replace the Adelaide-class frigates and restore the capability last exhibited by the Perth-class destroyers began by 2000, initially under acquisition project SEA 1400, which was re-designated SEA 4000. Although the designation “Air Warfare Destroyer” is used to describe ships dedicated to the defence of a naval force (plus assets ashore) from aircraft and missile attack, the planned Australian destroyers are expected to also operate in anti-surface, anti-submarine, and naval gunfire support roles.
HMAS Brisbane (DDG 41) Air Warfare Destroyer

HMAS Brisbane (DDG 41) Air Warfare Destroyer

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