Air Warfare Destroyers

As one of the Royal Australian Navy’s newest capabilities, the Air Warfare Destroyer program is the most complex ship build in Australia’s history so far. These ships will provide air defence against missile and aircraft attack. It has a range of more than 5,000 nautical miles and can protect land forces and infrastructure on the ground as well as other ships.

What does it take to build an AWD?

Sea trials conducted to date have been successful. This success shows us Australian industry can deliver. This experience means our shipbuilders are equipped to handle the complexities to deliver these projects and be globally competitive.

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