NUSHIP
Hobart
(III)

Air Warfare Destroyer Hobart acceptance sea trials commence.
Commanding Officer
Class
Hobart Class
Type
Role
  • Air Defence
  • Surface Warfare
  • Surveillance
  • Undersea Warfare
Pennant
D39
International Callsign
VKLB
Motto
Grow with Strength
Builder
Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance
Laid Down
6 September 2012
Launched
23 May 2015
Launched by
Mrs Nicola Hodgman
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Dimensions & Displacement
Displacement 7,000 tonnes (full load)
Length 146.7 metres
Beam 18.6 metres
Draught 7.2 metres
Performance
Speed 28+ knots (top speed)
Range 4,500 nautical miles (18 knots)
Complement
Crew Approx. 180
Propulsion
Machinery
  • 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, 5,650 kilowatts (7,580 hp) each
Armament
Missiles
  • Mk 41 Vertical Launch System (48 VLS Cells)
  • RIM-66 Standard 2 missile
  • Advanced Harpoon via 2 x quad launchers
Guns Mk 45 5” 62 Calibre Gun
Torpedoes MU90 torpedo
Other Armament
  • 2 x 25mm M242 Bushmaster on Typhoon mounts
  • 1 x Phalanx CIWS
Physical Countermeasures NULKA Active Missile Decoy system
Radars
  • 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
Awards
Inherited Battle Honours
HMAS Hobart (III) badge

NUSHIP Hobart, currently under construction, is the first of three ships of the Hobart Class DDGs. Her sister ships will be Brisbane (III) and Sydney (V). The keel of Hobart was laid down on 6 September 2012 and the ship was launched on 23 May 2015. Delivery of Hobart to the Royal Australian Navy is expected in mid-2017.

Hobart is 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.

Hobart 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.

Hobart 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.

Hobart 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.