3 Air Warfare Destroyers ordered Oct 2007. Spanish F100 design selected over US Arleigh Burke Flight II, but fitted with similar AEGIS based combat system from Lockheed Martin.

Procurement and construction has been complex causing delays. 3 manufacturers (including BAE Systems and FORGACS) produce sets of blocks which are transported to, integrated and completed at ASC Osborne.

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7000full load (tn)
146.70length (m)
18.60beam (m)
5.14draught (m)
5000range (nm)
28max speed (knots)
2Naval Engine diesel
2Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500
2Naval Engine propulsion system: CODOG
2Missile Launcher Mk 141 quad Harpoon
1Missile Launcher Mk 41 VLS
1Naval Gun Mark 45 5/62 inch (127mm)
1Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm
4Chaff and decoys Terma SKWS DL-12T 130mm
1Naval Radar air search radar AN/SPY-1 AEGIS

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AU ASC - Osborne1

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AURANDDGH 39HMAS Hobart2017--
AURANDDGH 41HMAS Brisbane2018--
AURANDDGH 42HMAS Sydney2020--

3 units

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2007-oct-4OrderedAU DDGH 39 HMAS Hobart
2007-oct-4OrderedAU DDGH 41 HMAS Brisbane
2007-oct-4OrderedAU DDGH 42 HMAS Sydney
2012-sep-6Laid downAU DDGH 39 HMAS Hobart first blocks laid
2014-feb-3Laid downAU DDGH 41 HMAS Brisbane first blocks laid
2015-may-23LaunchedAU DDGH 39 HMAS Hobart completed at ASC Adelaide as NUSHIP Hobart
2015-nov-19Laid downAU DDGH 42 HMAS Sydney first blocks laid
2016-sepTrialsAU DDGH 39 HMAS Hobart completed builders sea trials on 30 Sep.
2017-sep-22CommissionedAU DDGH 39 HMAS Hobart

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