Guided Missile Destroyer (DDG)

The Hobart Class DDGs are based on the Navantia designed F100 frigate and is coupled it with the Aegis Combat System. It is being constructed in Australia by the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance.

The Hobart Class will provide air defence for accompanying ships in addition to land forces and infrastructure in coastal areas, and for self-protection against missiles and aircraft. The Aegis Combat System incorporating the state-of-the-art phased array radar, AN/SPY 1D(V), in combination with the SM-2 missile, will provide an advanced air defence system capable of engaging enemy aircraft and missiles at ranges in excess of 150km.

The Hobart Class will carry a helicopter for surveillance and response to support key warfare areas. The surface warfare function will include long range anti-ship missiles and a naval gun capable of firing extended range munitions in support of land forces.

The Hobart Class will also conduct Undersea Warfare and be equipped with modern sonar systems, decoys, surface-launched torpedoes and an array of effective close-in defensive weapons.

These capabilities ensure that the Hobart Class DDGs have the layered defensive and offensive capability required to counter conventional and asymmetric threats.

Name Pennant Commissioned Commanding Officer
NUSHIP Brisbane (III) D41 Commander Josh Wilson
HMAS Hobart (III) D39 23 September 2017 Captain John Stavridis
Sydney (V) D42