Topic: HMAS Hobart (D39)

Missile firing the tip of the spear for Navy’s DDG capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

One of HMAS Hobart's Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats being launched in Jervis Bay. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

One of HMAS Hobart's Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats being launched in Jervis Bay.

HMAS Hobart’s successful missile firing might have marked the most spectacular capability upgrade for Navy’s destroyer fleet last week, but it was just one of several key improvements made to the RAN’s most advanced platforms.

Hobart strikes in Australian first

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Hobart (III) conducts a live fire exercise using the vertically launched RIM-66 Standard Missile 2 (SM2) as a test of capability before proceeding to their Unit Readiness Evaluation (URE). (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Hobart (III) conducts a live fire exercise using the vertically launched RIM-66 Standard Missile 2 (SM2) as a test of capability before proceeding to their Unit Readiness Evaluation (URE).

HMAS Hobart (III) has become the first Hobart class Guided Missile Destroyer to fire a missile in Australian waters, firing an SM-2 Standard Missile in the East Australian Exercise Area against an unmanned target during trials off the coast of New South Wales, achieving excellent results.

Milestone RAS as east meets west

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Glenn Blizzard (author)

HMAS Sirius conducts a replenishment at sea with HMAS Choules. (photo: )

HMAS Sirius conducts a replenishment at sea with HMAS Choules.

On her way home to Fleet Base West from the warmer climes of the South West Pacific, HMAS Sirius rendezvoused with east-based HMA Ships Hobart and Choules in the waters off Jervis Bay for a replenishment at sea.

The Green Ghost and Cobra 16 combine

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LCDR Sidney Raper (photographer)

HMAS Hobart’s embarked MR-60R helicopter ‘COBRA 16’ during first-of-class flight trials off the east coast off Australia. (photo: LCDR Sidney Raper)

HMAS Hobart’s embarked MR-60R helicopter ‘COBRA 16’ during first-of-class flight trials off the east coast off Australia.

Two of Navy’s newest cutting-edge platforms have combined, with the air warfare destroyer HMAS Hobart embarking an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter and standing up an aviation department for the first time for first-of-class flight trials.

Hobart steps up in expeditionary strike group

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

File image: HMAS Hobart conducts officer of the watch manoeuvres with HMAS Toowoomba enroute to South East Asia, 2018. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

File image: HMAS Hobart conducts officer of the watch manoeuvres with HMAS Toowoomba enroute to South East Asia, 2018.

HMA Ships Hobart and Stuart have participated in a real-time, simulated exercise with American forces, with Hobart showcasing her AEGIS Combat System while assigned Air Defence Commander duties.

HMAS Hobart returns home, mission achieved, systems ready

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer), LSIS Craig Walton (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Hobart Ship's Company line the forecastle during their entry into Sydney Harbour after returning from the United States for weapons trials. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

HMAS Hobart Ship's Company line the forecastle during their entry into Sydney Harbour after returning from the United States for weapons trials.

Australia’s first Aegis combat system based guided missile destroyer, HMAS Hobart, has ended the year in spectacular style, conducting weapons and systems evaluations with the United States Navy off the US West Coast.

Australia and United States share data using Cooperative Engagement Capability

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

File image: HMAS Hobart sails into Sydney Harbour on completion of her Mariner Skills Evaluation period, October 2017. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

File image: HMAS Hobart sails into Sydney Harbour on completion of her Mariner Skills Evaluation period, October 2017.

In a first for our respective navies, HMAS Hobart (III) has successfully tested a communications capability, proving her ability to share sensor information and real-time combat system data with the United States Navy.

HMAS Hobart celebrates first birthday

Published on by CMDR Anthony Miskelly (author), Department of Defence (author)

Commanding Officer, Captain John Stavridis (centre) along with the crew's youngest member, Seaman Thomas Norris-Elliott (left) and the crew's most experienced member, Chief Petty Officer Ric Macchetta, cut the cake. (photo: LSCTL Lowe)

Commanding Officer, Captain John Stavridis (centre) along with the crew's youngest member, Seaman Thomas Norris-Elliott (left) and the crew's most experienced member, Chief Petty Officer Ric Macchetta, cut the cake.

The ship’s company of the Royal Australian Navy’s first Aegis Guided Missile Destroyer, HMAS Hobart, have celebrated their first birthday while enroute to the west coast of the USA.

Innovation heads to sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LS Sarah Battenally (photographer)

3D-printed replacement hinges on a compartment locker onboard HMAS Newcastle. (photo: LS Sarah Battenally)

3D-printed replacement hinges on a compartment locker onboard HMAS Newcastle.

In a significant contribution to the Chief of Navy’s ‘Challenge and Innovate’ statement, Deployed Innovation Workshops have been established onboard HMA Ships Hobart, Warramunga and Newcastle.

Governor-General inspects our newest warship

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Hobart, Captain John Stavridis, RAN, and HMAS Hobart's ship's company salute the Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove depart HMAS Hobart. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Hobart, Captain John Stavridis, RAN, and HMAS Hobart's ship's company salute the Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove depart HMAS Hobart.

The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove visited the Royal Australian Navy destroyer, HMAS Hobart alongside Fleet Base East recently and liked what they saw.