Australia’s third Air Warfare Destroyer, SYDNEY 42, was launched Saturday (May 19) morning in Adelaide.
The Royal Australian Navy’s newest ship has been launched during a ceremony at Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide. The Hobart Class Destroyer Sydney carries a proud name and is a significant warfighting enhancement to Australia’s fleet.
Air Warfare Destroyers like NUSHIP Sydney use a combination of global and Australian technology, to provide defence to a Task Group from air, surface and submarine threats.
They are the first Australian ships equipped with the US Aegis weapon system, which significantly enhances Navy warfighting capability and allows them to work more closely with allies than ever before.
NUSHIP Sydney will continue fitting out prior to the commencement of sea trials next year.