- Australia has begun installing components of the CEC system on its first two Air Warfare Destroyers
- First platform is on track for initial operational tasking, including against anti-air warfare threats, by late-2018
The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) first and second Hobart-class Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs) have begun receiving most of the hardware related to its Co-operative Engagement Capability (CEC) system, and testing of the setup on both ships are currently scheduled for 2018.
Hardware components that have been delivered include planar array antenna assemblies associated with the AN/USG-2B variant of the system. This equipment has since been installed on the masts of Hobart and Brisbane , sources close to the matter confirmed with Jane’s on 8 January.
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