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Launch of third Air Warfare Destroyer marks a decade of Australian shipbuilding and integration
19 May 2018

Today’s launch of the third and final Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD), Sydney, is a further demonstration of the sovereign shipbuilding industry and combat systems integration capability that has been built by the AWD program over the past decade. Read full article

Second Air Warfare Destroyer Enters Sea Trials
20 Nov 2017

The second Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Brisbane has entered the first phase of sea trials which will take place over the coming weeks, marking further progress towards her delivery to the Royal Australian Navy next year. Read full article

First Air Warfare Destroyer Hobart accepted by Defence
16 Jun 2017

16 June 2017 – Osborne Naval Shipyard. Today, the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Alliance celebrated the Government’s provisional acceptance of the first destroyer, Hobart at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia. Read full article

Third destroyer, Sydney reaches milestone with mast lift
17 May 2017

Progress on the third Air Warfare Destroyer, Sydney continues as the Alliance works towards the upcoming completion of the ship’s hull integration in the coming months. Read full article

Commonwealth formally accepts Hobart Class Command Team Trainer
27 Mar 2017

Today marks an Alliance first, with the Commonwealth’s acceptance of the Hobart Class Command Team Trainer at HMAS Watson in Sydney, signifying the first delivery of an entire system for the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) program. Read full article

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