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LHD Canberra  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 28 November 2014
Total Production: 2
Production Cost: EUR€1.4 billion   (USD$1.6 billion)
Unitary Cost: EUR€706 million   (USD$811 million)
Origin: Australia and Spain
Corporations: Navantia* 65% and Tenix 35%   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: Juan Carlos I
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 30 September 2010
Total Production: 4
Production Cost: USD$2.5 billion
Total Cost: USD$2.5 billion
Family Members: Anadolu and Juan Carlos I
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Description: The Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) is an amphibious assault ship class being constructed by Navantia of Spain and Tenix of Australia for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Australian LHD is based on Spanish Navy's Juan Carlos I ship. Navantia, Tenix and the Australian government signed in Melbourne the LHD procurement contract on October 9, 2007. The contract was valued at 1,411.6 million Euro for the construction of two ships (LHD-1 and LHD-2). Navantia's stake in the LHD program is valued at 915 million Euro comprising ship's design and construction, power plants and platform control system totaling 9.5 million hours workload.

The LHD ship will feature an inclined well dock to support watercrafts and landing craft operations in Sea State 4; a large and hardened flight deck with ski jump enabling operations of medium- and heavy-weight helicopters as well as operations of unmanned aerial vehicles and VSTOL aircraft in Sea State 5; the facilities to accommodate aircraft, containers, armored vehicles and other equipment as well as 1,124 troops; and gas turbines based propulsion system.

According to Tenix documentation, the RAN will provide LHD ships with NH90 and Tiger ARH helicopters capable of operating from the ship's flight deck. On November 23, 2007, Tenix awarded Saab a AUD105 million contract for the development and procurement of 9LV Combat Management System and the naval surveillance radar Sea Giraffe to be installed on LHD ships. The lead ship, LHD-1, will be handed over by 2013 and the second ship, LHD-2, will be delivered by 2014.

LHD Canberra Specifications

Crew: 279
Number of Aircraft: 12
Troops: 1,124
Dock Area: 1,165 square meter
Wing Area: 4,750 square meter (51,130 square foot)
Beam: 32 meter (105 foot)
Draft: 7.08 meter (23.2 foot)
Length: 231 meter (757 foot)
Max Range: 6,100 nautical mile (11,297 kilometer)
Cruise Speed: 19 knot (9.77 mps)
Economical Speed: 15 knot
Top Speed: 20.5 knot (10.5 mps)
Mission Endurance: 50 day
Full Displacement: 27,851 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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LHD Canberra News

There are 10 news between
9 Oct 2007 and 23 Jun 2015
Tuesday, June 23, 2015Adelaide Landing Helicopter Dock Commences Sea Trials
Wednesday, October 1, 2014BAE Systems Awarded Contract for Nulka Countermeasures
Monday, September 16, 2013Royal Australian Navy First LCM Landing Craft Launched
Tuesday, October 2, 2012Elbit Systems to Supply Battle Management Systems for the Royal Australian Navy Canberra Landing Ships
Thursday, September 29, 2011Australia to Buy 12 LCM-1E Landing Crafts from Navantia
Thursday, December 3, 2009Australian Amphibious Ships to Get MSSR 2000 I IFF Systems
Tuesday, October 28, 2008Vampir NG Infrared Search & Track System Chosen for Australian LHD Ships
Monday, August 25, 2008Northrop Grumman to Supply Integrated Navigation Systems for RAN Canberra Amphibious Ships
Friday, November 23, 2007Saab to Supply Combat Management System and Surveillance Radar for Australian LHD Program
Tuesday, October 9, 2007Navantia and Tenix to Build Two Amphibious Ships for the Royal Australian Navy

Operators & Related Equipment

Nov 20141

Grand Total 21
Auxiliary Vessels
Combat Aircraft
Tiger ARH
Propulsion Systems
Protection Systems
Sensor Systems
Support Aircraft
CH-47D Chinook
MH-60R Strikehawk
SH-60B Seahawk

LHD Canberra Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
LHD-1 HMAS Canberra17 Feb 201128 Nov 2014-
LHD-2 HMAS Adelaide4 Jul 20122016-

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