Topic: Standard Missile 2 (SM2)

Navy’s most advanced ships exercise together for first time

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), Mr Peter Beeh (photographer), LSIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), LSIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (author)

HMA Ships Hobart, Brisbane and Sydney sail in formation through the the Eastern Australian Exercise Area off the coast of New South Wales. (photo: Mr Peter Beeh)

HMA Ships Hobart, Brisbane and Sydney sail in formation through the the Eastern Australian Exercise Area off the coast of New South Wales.

HMA Ships Hobart, Brisbane and Sydney have exercised together for the first time, setting the standard for blue water combat capability in our region.

Hobart flexes her might

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

An SM-2 standard missile is launched from HMAS Hobart off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise RIMPAC 2020. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

An SM-2 standard missile is launched from HMAS Hobart off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise RIMPAC 2020.

HMAS Hobart has become the first Hobart Class guided missile destroyer to conduct a live fire at Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2020, making it the most sophisticated and lethal warship ever operated by the Royal Australian Navy.

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.