- Australia will incorporate structural upgrades to the country’s third Air Warfare Destroyer as it is being built
- The vessel will be operational with the Royal Australian Navy 12 months earlier than originally planned
The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) third Hobart-class Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD), HMAS Sydney , will achieve operational capability 12 months earlier than originally planned after a technical upgrade process for the ship has been fast-tracked.
The technical upgrade, which will enable Sydney to accommodate the Sikorsky MH-60R helicopter and its associated ordnance, has now been incorporated into its building process at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia.
Want to read more? For analysis on this article and access to all our insight content, please enquire about our subscription options at ihsmarkit.com/janes