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RAN completes Air Warfare Destroyer programme

28th February 2020 - 17:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN's) final Air Warfare Destroyer, NUSHIP Sydney, has been officially handed over to the Australian Department of Defence (DoD).

Sydney is the last of the three ships to be delivered by the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance, which includes the DoD, Raytheon Australia, ASC Shipbuilding and Navantia Australia.

The vessel was handed over at a ceremony at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide.

Linda Reynolds, Minister for Defence, said: ‘While the delivery of NUSHIP Sydney marks the end of this programme, it represents an exciting time for the National Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise, as we continue to build upon the unique skills developed at this precinct and transfer them across the whole shipbuilding ecosystem.

‘I congratulate the 5000 workers who have worked directly on this programme over the past decade, from the design phase through to the construction, integration and delivery of these magnificent ships.’

Sydney will now sail to its new home port at Garden Island in Sydney, ahead of its commissioning into the RAN later this year.

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