Australia’s final Hobart-class destroyer completes sea trials

The Royal Australian Navy’s third and final Hobart-class air warfare destroyer, the future HMAS Sydney, has completed sea trials and is on schedule for delivery in February 2020.

Final production work, including integration of the MH-60R helicopter, will be completed ahead of the ship’s provisional acceptance into service in February.

The future Sydney and sister ships HMAS Hobart and HMAS Brisbane were built by the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance, which includes the Australian Department of Defence, Raytheon Australia, and ASC Shipbuilding supported by Navantia Australia.

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