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Second Australian warship accepted by Defence


Australia’s second Next Generation Warship NUSHIP Brisbane has been accepted by the Government and will soon make her way to Sydney to be commissioned by the Royal Australian Navy.

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Built at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia, NUSHIP Brisbane is the second of three 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.

“The AWD program has proven that Australia is able to build and integrate ships from the ground up – evolving our understanding as we go, and generating further improvements along the way,” said AWD Alliance General Manager, Paul Evans.

“We have implemented learnings from ship to ship in order to deliver better outcomes, faster outcomes, create more skills, more efficiency and ultimately deliver a better capability.”

The third and final Air Warfare Destroyer, Sydney, was launched at the Osborne Naval Shipyard near Port Adelaide, South Australia, in May and will likely undergo sea trials towards the end of the year before being commissioned in 2019.


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