HMAS Hobart is conducting weapons firing trials off the east coast of Australia. These trials include naval gunfire support drills, anti-air gunnery practice and torpedo testing against real and simulated targets, testing the ship and crew’s performance.
HMAS Hobart will sail to the United States later in 2018 to complete more trials ahead of being ready to deploy anywhere in the world.
The 147 metre long Hobart Class guided missile destroyer is the first ever built for the Royal Australian Navy with HMA Ships Brisbane and Sydney expected to be in service by 2020.
HMAS Hobart is based at Fleet Base East in Sydney.