Sydney residents had their first glimpse of their city’s namesake ship with the arrival of NUSHIP Sydney at Garden Island naval base today. The third and final Hobart-class Air Warfare Destroyer for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN)’s fleet entered Sydney Heads and made her way through the harbour, with contractors and ship’s company embarked.
Tag Archives : Destroyer
20 Mar 2020
The main missions of big-displacement warships armed with a major number of missiles is to provide air defense to warship formations and deliver missile strikes at sea and coastal targets.
19 Mar 2020
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned today its first Maya-class AEGIS Destroyer at Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) Isogo shipyard in Yokohama. JS Maya まや (DDG-179) joins the JMSDF’s Escort Flotilla 1, based in Yokosuka.
06 Mar 2020
Construction of the US Navy's future USS Louis H. Wilson Jr. (DDG 126) officially began at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard on Mar. 3, the Navy Team Ships Public Affairs stated. The milestone was marked by a ceremony at BIW’s structural fabrication facility in Brunswick, Maine.
01 Mar 2020
The U.S. Navy recently installed the first Optical Dazzling Interdictor, Navy (ODIN), a laser weapon system that allows a ship to counter unmanned aerial systems. The first system was installed on the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105), during her recently completed Dry-Docking Selected Restricted Availability.
27 Feb 2020
Ultra is pleased to announce its continued support of the Electro-optical tracking system as part of Babcock’s UK Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer ‘Gun System, Automation ‘(GSA9) in service support contract with the UK Ministry of Defence.
20 Feb 2020
NUSHIP Sydney, the third and last Hobart-class Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD), was provisionally accepted by the Commonwealth of Australia on Friday, February 14, 2020.
30 Dec 2019
The Chinese naval shipbuilding industry maintained its impressive production rate in 2019. In the past week alone, no less than 3 destroyers and a corvette were launched by various yards.
15 Dec 2019
In a European first, the French Navy (Marine Nationale) demonstrated a cooperative engagement between two of its surface vessels. The “Veille Coopérative Navale” test took place in September 2019.
12 Nov 2019
The keel of the first Flight III destroyer, the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), was ceremoniously laid at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding shipyard in Mississippi on November 7, 2019.