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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 15 June 2017
Total Production: 3
Unitary Cost: USD$1.5 billion
Also Known As: Air Warfare Destroyer, AWD and Project SEA 4000
Origin: Australia
Corporations: ASC Shipbuilding, Navantia, Raytheon and Tenix
Parent System: Air Warfare Destroyer
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 15 June 2017
Total Production: 3
Total Cost: USD$4.6 billion
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Description: The Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD), also known as project SEA 4000, is a project aimed at providing Australian Royal Navy with an advanced anti-air warfare (AAW) destroyer for the 21st century. The Australian Department of Defence has estimated that AWD project will cost AUD6 billion ($4.6 billion) considering three AWD destroyers. These ships will assume forward deployed troops protection from air threats, air defense for Navy task groups and generation of a coordinated air picture for fighters and surveillance aircraft.

The new destroyer will be built around successful Lockheed-Martin's Aegis weapon system as the AWD core system. The Aegis selection was announced in August 2004 and was done influenced by the US Navy's experience with such a weapon system. Raytheon Australia was selected on 21 April 2005 as preferred bidder for AWD combat system-system engineer.

On 31 May, 2005, the Australian government announced that ASC Pty Ltd was selected as preferred shipbuilder for the AWD project. Bath Iron Works, a Northrop-Grumman subsidiary, teamed up with ASC and will provide its expertise on AEGIS-equipped ships. The first AWD was envisaged to enter into service by 2013. In late January 2006 Lockheed Martin and Computer Sciences Corporation agreed to implement Aegis Open Architecture (AOA) solution to AWD destroyer. AOA exploits commercial computing technology.

Hobart Specifications

Crew: 234
Draft: 5 meter (16.4 foot)
Length: 133 meter (437 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 127 millimeter
Max Range: 4,500 nautical mile (8,334 kilometer)
Cruise Speed: 18 knot (9.25 mps)
Top Speed: 28.5 knot (14.6 mps)
Full Displacement: 6,041 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Hobart News

There are 23 news between
23 May 2005 and 15 Jan 2020
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020FMS: Australia Requests Surface Combatant Program
Tuesday, June 26, 2018FMS: Australia Seeks AEGIS Combat System Equipment for Australia Surface Combatants
Tuesday, May 31, 2016FMS: Australia Seeks 80 SM-2 Block IIIB Standard Missiles
Wednesday, March 30, 2016Lockheed Martin Begins Testing and Integration on Australia's First Aegis-equipped Hobart Class Destroyer
Tuesday, April 28, 2015FMS: Australia Requests Hobart Class Destroyer Sustainment
Wednesday, October 1, 2014BAE Systems Awarded Contract for Nulka Countermeasures
Monday, May 21, 2012Aegis Computer Program Development Approved by US Navy for Australian Warfare Destroyer
Wednesday, October 5, 2011Kongsberg Awarded Simulator Contract for Hobart-Class Destroyer Program
Tuesday, October 26, 2010FMS: Australia Requests Sale of 17 Standard SM-2 Block IIIB Missiles
Wednesday, February 25, 2009Royal Australian Navy's Hobart-Class Destroyers to Be Powered by LM2500 Gas Turbines

Operators & Related Equipment

Mar 20203
Nov 20182
Jun 20171

Grand Total 31
Cannons & Gear
Mk 45 mod 4x1
Defensive Weapons
Standard SM-2 Block IIIB
Propulsion Systems
Protection Systems
Sensor Systems

Hobart Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
39 HMAS Hobart23 May 201515 Jun 2017-
41 HMAS Brisbane-27 Oct 2018-
42 HMAS Sydney-28 Feb 2020-

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