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HOBART guided missile destroyers (2017-)


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Hobart 39   ASC, Adelaide 6.9.2012 23.5.2015 23.9.2017 in service (2019)
Brisbane 41   ASC, Adelaide 3.2.2014 15.12.2016 27.10.2018 in service (2019)
Sydney 42   ASC, Adelaide 19.11.2015 19.5.2018 2019 building (2019)

Technical data

Displacement standard, t 
Displacement full, t


Length, m

133.2 pp 146.7 oa

Breadth, m


Draught, m


No of shafts



CODOG: 2 General Electric LM-2500 gas turbines / 2 Caterpillar Bravo 16V diesels

Power, h. p.

47400 / 12240

Max speed, kts


Fuel, t

gas turbine oil / diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)5600(18)

2 x 4 Harpoon SSM (8 RGM-84), 1 x 48 Standard SM-2MR Blcok III SAM / ESSM SAM (32 RIM-66M + 16 RIM-162), 1 x 1 - 127/62 Mk 45 mod. 4, 2 x 1 - 25/75 Typhoon-G Mk 25, 1 x 6 - 20/76 Mk 15 Phalanx Block 2B, 2 x 2 - 324 Mk 32 mod. 9 TT (MU90), 2 helicopters (S-70B-2 Seahawk)

Electronic equipment

SPY-1D(v), SPQ-9B, 3x SPG-62, type 1100 radars, Vampir NG, Mk 20 EOS e/o systems, type 2150, towed sonars, CS-3701, ES-3701-02S, MBS-567A ECM suites, 4x SKWS Mk 137, 4x Nulka decoy RL, SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo decoy, COMBATTS-21 (Aegis Mk 7-1) CCS

Complement205 + 25 passengers

Project history

The class provides air defense against missiles and aircraft for friendly ships, land forces, and coastal infrastructure. Intended to replace the Charles F. Adams-class guided-missile destroyers and to ensure air-defense capabilities through the first half of the 21st century. In 2007 the Australian government announced that the Navantia-designed F-100 had been selected as the basis for the Hobart-class Air Warfare Destroyers. ASC Shipbuilder Pty Ltd. was selected as the shipyard for building the ships, and Raytheon, Australia was selected as the combat systems engineer. The AN/SPY-1D(v) provides aircraft and missile defense coverage at ranges in excess of 150km. At least 1 helicopter may be carried. Improvements over the F-100 class include increased diesel power and efficiency providing increased range; bow thrusters for increased littoral maneuverability; funnel top enhancements to improve "air wake", and increased bunk size to improve habitability. A Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) is fitted and the Mk 45 127mm gun is capable of firing Extended Range Munitions. Undersea capabilities are improved over the F-100 program with the addition of a torpedo defense system, improved ASW decoys for torpedo defense, expanded underwater communications capabilities, and integration of the lightweight MU 90 torpedo. Improved antiship-missile defense capabilities and upgrades to the surface-to-surface missile system are also called for to improve target selectivity in congested littoral and coastal waters. There are plans to arm ships with Standard SM-3 and Tomahawk missiles.

4th ship, 45 Melbourne, was cancelled 15.3.2009 for financial reasons.



Naval service

No significant events.