C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

Aegis testing on Australia's first air warfare destroyer initiated

30 March 2016

Integration and testing of the Aegis combat system aboard Australia's first-of-class air warfare destroyer (AWD), Hobart , has begun, Lockheed Martin announced on 30 March.

Lockheed Martin said the AWD test team, responsible for testing the combat system to ensure the equipment is properly installed and functional, had been strengthened to include experienced company engineers and technicians from both Australia and the United States.

The AWD Alliance, a consortium grouping government-owned shipbuilder ASC, contractor Raytheon Australia and the Department of Defence's Capability and Sustainment Group (CASG), announced in mid-February the successful activation of combat system elements. These included the installation of the Aegis Software Operating Environment and the activation of the computer network structure.

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