08/20/2017: HMAS Adelaide conducts a shakedown in the East Australian Exercise Area after the completion of a maintenance period.
Post un-docking, HMAS Adelaide has completed Sea Acceptance Trials, Aviation Sea Safety Assessment and a Mariner Skills Training program, to ensuring the ship is ready in all respects for future tasking.
HMAS Adelaide is one of two Canberra class amphibious ships in the Royal Australian Navy fleet.
The ships provide the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with one of the most capable and sophisticated air-land-sea amphibious deployment systems in the world as the vessels can embark, transport and deploy military forces along with their equipment and supporting aviation assets.
The ships are equipped with modern Command and Control and combat systems including air and surface radar, advanced communications capability and surveillance systems.
Australian Department of Defense:August 1, 2017