NUSHIP Sydney (V) launching
Commanding Officer
Hobart Class
  • Air Defence
  • Surface Warfare
  • Surveillance
  • Undersea Warfare
Thorough and Ready
Home Port
Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance
Laid Down
19 November 2015
19 May 2018
Launched by
Mrs Judy Shalders
Dimensions & Displacement
Displacement 7,000 tonnes (full load)
Length 146.7 metres
Beam 18.6 metres
Draught 7.2 metres
Speed 28+ knots (top speed)
Range 4,500 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, 5,650 kilowatts (7,580 hp) each
  • Mk 41 Vertical Launch System (48 VLS Cells)
  • RIM-66 Standard 2 missile
  • RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow 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
  • 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
HMAS Sydney (V) ship badge

NUSHIP Sydney (V) is the final of three ships of the Hobart class guided missile destroyers. Her sister ships will be HMAS Hobart (III) and HMAS Brisbane (III). The keel of Sydney was laid down on 19 November 2015 and launched on 19 May 2018 by Mrs Judy Shalders in Osborne, South Australia.

Sydney is based on the Navantia designed F100 frigate and is coupled it with the Aegis Combat System. Sydney is being constructed in Australia by the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance.

Sydney 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.

Sydney will carry a MH-60R 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.

Sydney 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 guided missile destroyers have the layered defensive and offensive capability required to counter conventional and asymmetric threats.

The future HMAS Sydney (V) completes another construction milestone with the completion of the mast superstructure.
The future HMAS Sydney (V) completes another construction milestone with the completion of the mast superstructure.