Australia’s third Hobart-class destroyer begins sea trials

The future HMAS Sydney, the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) third Hobart-class air warfare destroyer, has set sail for the first time and is currently conducting builder’s sea trials in South Australia.

The trials come after the ship’s crew had completed a series of training courses around Australia and the United States to learn how to operate its weaponry and sensor capabilities including the Lockheed Martin Aegis Combat System.

Commissioning of Sydney is scheduled for early May 2020.

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