AWD News /Article/News.aspx News en-AU Sun, 26 Feb 2017 21:17:13 GMT Sun, 26 Feb 2017 21:17:13 GMT First Air Warfare Destroyer Commences Sea Acceptance Trials The future Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Hobart this morning departed the wharf at Techport Australia to commence a second round of more advanced Sea Trials off the coast of South Australia. Mon, 30 Jan 2017 10:30:00 GMT Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance celebrates launch of Second destroyer Brisbane Today, the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance celebrated another major milestone with the official launch of the second destroyer Brisbane at the Techport Australia facility in Osborne, South Australia. Thu, 15 Dec 2016 10:30:00 GMT First Destroyer Hobart Successfully Completes Builder Sea Trials Today, the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance achieved a major milestone with the successful completion of Builder Sea Trials for the first destroyer Hobart following several days at sea off the coast of South Australia. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:30:00 GMT AWD Alliance Starts Hobart’s Gas Turbine Engines Months of hard work from Production and Test and Activation has resulted in the successful commissioning of the AWD Gas Turbines on Hobart. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:30:00 GMT Ship 2 Shaft Shifted in a Day With a timeline of only eight months to complete the installation of the Propulsion Shaft Line on Ship 2, the Shafting Team has been highly effective in evaluating and implementing lessons learnt from the Ship 1 installation, a process which previously took 12 months to complete. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 09:30:00 GMT Impressive Efficiency for Ship 3 The consolidation of Ship 3 continues with the load out and capping of Block 405 onto Block 103. This took place on Wednesday 22 June, after Sydney’s AFT Diesel Generator Engine Room and AFT Main Switchboard Room were successfully loaded out. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:30:00 GMT 13th Flag Review Board The 13th Flag Review Board was held this week at the AWD Systems Centre. Rear Admiral Jon Hill, the Program Executive Officer Integrated Warfare Systems USN and Mary Kiefer from Lockheed Martin, joined Commodore Craig Bourke, AWD Program Manager and Lloyd Beckett, AWD Alliance General Manager to focus on the lessons learnt from Ship 1 FMS and how they are being applied to Ship 2 and 3. The first day was industry focused, while the second day focused on Government to Government. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:30:00 GMT Sydney's final block delivery With the roll-off of the final Ship 3 blocks last week, the Block Transport Team has been involved in the successful delivery of 68 blocks. As blocks weigh between 100 to 200 tonnes and range in size and dimensions – transporting blocks is no easy feat! Fri, 10 Jun 2016 09:30:00 GMT Hobart commences Main Engine Light-Off activities This week the AWD Alliance reached another major milestone in the lead up to sea trials for Hobart with the commencement of ‘Main Engine Light-Off’ - or starting of one of the main engines that will drive the ship’s propellers. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:30:00 GMT AWD Project Update April 2016 This week marks further progress for the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) project, as the Royal Australian Navy officially opened its Navy Training Systems Centre at Randwick Barracks in New South Wales on 8 April. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 09:30:00 GMT