Preparing for the Commissioning of the 2nd RAN Air Warfare Destroyer


Final preparations for the commissioning of Royal Australian Navy destroyer, HMAS Brisbane, the second of three warships built in Adelaide as part of the most complex defence project in Australia’s history, were full steam ahead leading up to her commissioning into service on 3 November 2018.

Brisbane is the second of three Hobart Class air warfare destroyers being built and integrated by the AWD Alliance, comprised of the Department of Defence, Raytheon Australia and ASC Shipbuilding with support from Navantia Australia.

As the most lethal warships Australia has ever possessed, the destroyers feature an advanced anti-submarine warfare capability, state-of-the-art radar technology and an air defence system capable of engaging enemy aircraft and missiles at an extended range.

With the Aegis Combat System, the world’s first complete combat management system, which integrates powerful computers, radars and weapon systems, it can provide simultaneous defence against advanced air, surface and subsurface threats.

Australian Department of Defence

October 19, 2108