The Royal Australian Navy’s most advanced warships are now ready for operational deployment, boosting Australia’s capacity to work with our strategic partners and maintain peace and prosperity in our region.
HMAS Sydney today returned to Garden Island, Sydney, following a four-and-a-half month deployment to the United States and Canada in which she qualified for operational duty.
HMAS Sydney’s service to the nation began with a commissioning at sea on May 18, 2020 – the first time since World War II that a Navy warship had been welcomed to the fleet while underway.
HMAS Sydney has successfully completed her combat system sea qualification trials in the Southern Californian Exercise Area.
HMAS Sydney has won a novel title and strengthened ties with the United States Navy, thanks to the ability of crew members to do push-ups.
The tireless work of United States Navy (USN) officer Commander Robert Eilers in supporting the tactical development for Hobart- and Hunter-class ships has been recognised by the Royal Australian Navy.
Among HMAS Sydney’s crew are two sailors with particularly strong connections to the ship.
HMAS Sydney conducted a passage exercise with USS John Finn in the waters off the coast of Southern California in early April.
HMAS Sydney departed her home port at Fleet Base East last week to conduct trials on her AEGIS weapons system with the United States Navy.
Navy’s most advanced ships this month exercised together for the first time, setting the standard for combat capability in the region.