RAN commissions HMAS Brisbane
The Royal Australian Navy has commissioned the second Australian-built Hobart-class guided missile destroyer, HMAS Brisbane, at the Garden Island Naval Base in Sydney, the Australian Department of Defence announced on 29 October.
The vessel will now undergo a test and evaluation period before its integration into the fleet.
The vessel, with a length of 146.7m, maximum speed of 28kt and a displacement of 7000t, will provide air defence for accompanying ships, in addition to land forces and infrastructure in coastal areas, and self-protection against missiles and aircraft.
The vessel’s Aegis combat system incorporating phased array radar, AN/SPY 1D (V), in combination with the SM-2 missile, will provide an advanced air defence system capable of engaging enemy aircraft and missiles at ranges in excess of 150km.
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