The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Hobart-class air warfare destroyer HMAS Brisbane has just completed its Seaworthy Assurance Trials (SWATs).
Over the course of three weeks, Brisbane’s company practiced an array of different warfare exercises involving the ship’s Aegis Weapons Combat System.
Once in open waters, the ship’s Close-In Weapons System (CIWS), Bushmaster 25-millimetre Typhoon autocannon, and 127-millimetre main gun were all fired to verify their integrity, functionality, and accuracy.
The successful completion of the trials ensured Brisbane is now capable of operating in a range of different scenarios.
The trials are in preparation for the ship’s upcoming Deployment Readiness Evaluation (DRE), which will demonstrate its lethality in a more warfare centric environment.
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