Friday, June 16, 2017

Australia officially receives first air warfare destroyer Hobart

The Australian Ministry of Defense accepted delivery of its first Aegis-equipped air warfare destroyer, Hobart, in a ceremony today at the Osborne naval shipyard.
Hobart is the first of three destroyers being built and integrated by the AWD Alliance which comprises the Department of Defence, Raytheon Australia and ASC with support from Navantia.
In the coming months, Hobart will transit from Adelaide to Sydney where she will be commissioned into service by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) later this year. (Source: navaltoday.com, 16-Jun-2017)