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Hobart completes Sea Acceptance Trials

8th March 2017 - 06:03 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Royal Australian Navy's (RAN's) first air warfare destroyer, the future HMAS Hobart, has successfully completed Sea Acceptance Trials following 21 days at sea off the coast of South Australia. The Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Alliance announced the development on 6 March.

The alliance has now conducted 20 platform system tests and 45 combat system tests to validate the vessel's complete mission system.

During the sea trials, Hobart's sensors, weapons and communications systems were put to the test by Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aircraft, and RAN ships and helicopters, through a complex series of simulated scenarios and battle space management.

The vessel is on track to by delivered to the RAN in June 2017.

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