NUSHIP Brisbane commences builder's sea trials. Image: AWD Alliance.
Commanding Officer
Hobart Class
  • Air Defence
  • Surface Warfare
  • Surveillance
  • Undersea Warfare
International Callsign
We Aim At Higher Things
Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance
Laid Down
3 February 2014
15 December 2016
Launched by
Mrs Robyn Shackleton
Dimensions & Displacement
Displacement 7000 tonnes (full load)
Length 146.7 metres
Beam 18.6 metres
Draught 7.2 metres
Speed 28+ knots (top speed)
Range 4500 nautical miles (18 knots)
Crew Approx 180
  • 2 x General Electric Marine model 7LM2500-SA-MLG38 gas turbines, 17,500 kilowatts (23,500 hp) each
  • 2 x Caterpillar Bravo 16 V Bravo diesel engines, 5650 kilowatts (7580 hp) each
  • Mk41 Vertical Launch System (48 VLS Cells)
  • RIM-66 standard 2 missiles
  • Advanced harpoon via 2 x quad launchers
Guns Mk45 5-inch 62 calibre gun
Torpedoes MU90 torpedoes
Other Armament
  • 2 x 25mm M242 Bushmaster on Typhoon mounts
  • 1 x Phalanx CIWS
Physical Countermeasures NULKA Active Missile Decoy system
  • AN/SPY-1D (V) phased array radar
  • Horizon search radar
Sonars Integrated sonar system incorporating a hull mounted and towed array sonar
Combat Data Systems Aegis (baseline 7.1)
Helicopters 1 x MH-60R Seahawk
Inherited Battle Honours
News Articles
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NUSHIP Brisbane (III) is the second of three ships of the Hobart Class guided missile destroyers. Her sister ships will be Hobart (III) and Sydney (V). The keel of Brisbane was laid down on 3 February 2014 and was launched by Mrs Robyn Shackleton on 15 December 2016.

Brisbane is based on the Navantia designed F100 frigate and is coupled it with the Aegis Combat System. Brisbane is currently under construction in Australia by the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance.

Brisbane 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.

Brisbane 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.

Brisbane 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.

NUSHIP Brisbane at sea during builders trials viewed from her sister ship, HMAS Hobart.
NUSHIP Brisbane at sea during builder's trials, viewed from her sister ship HMAS Hobart (III).