Australia’s final Hobart-class destroyer arrives in Sydney
The new Hobart-class destroyer NUSHIP Sydney arrived in Sydney, New South Wales on 27 March marking the delivery of the final of three Air Warfare Destroyers for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
The warship was built by the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance in Osbourne, South Australia where it also completed sea trials.
Cdr Edward Seymour, Sydney’s CO, said: ‘The Hobart-class destroyer is the most lethal warship operated by the Royal Australian Navy and will provide capability including air defence to task groups as well as land forces and coastal infrastructure.’
The vessel is due to be officially commissioned in May 2020.
Each Hobart-class ship has an estimated cost of $2 billion and an expected out-of-service date of 2057, according to Shephard’s Defence Insight.
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