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100 year anniversary - The "Royal" Australian Navy
Congratulations - in recognition of the granting of "The Royal Title".
At DHA, we look forward to supporting you for many years to come.
July 21, 2011
100th anniversary special
o be in the Navy, however I feel
an still do things much better.
is a good step forward.
-- ABET Jaclyn Phillot
Acquisitions usher in future
NEW acquisitions by the RAN will
place the Navy at the forefront of
technology moving into the 21st
The new Air Warfare Destroyers (AWD)
and Landing Helicopter Dock ships (LHD)
will provide the Navy and the ADF with state-
of-the-art technology for the new
The Government recently announced the
reallocation of construction work to meet
The Hobart-class ships will be among
the most advanced maritime warfare capa-
bilities available and ensure the RAN has
unprecedented levels of interoperability with
The largest ships ever built for the RAN,
BOOSTING CAPABILITIES: A Spanish F100
Class Air Warfare Destroyer visits Sydney in
2007 and, inset, the hull of one of the LHDs
under construction earlier this year.
the LHDs, are under construction and on
track for delivery.
Crewed by all three services, the LHDs
will mark a significant strengthening of the
ADF's amphibious capability and triservice
Each ship is 230m long and can carry a
combined armed battle group of more than
1000 personnel, 100 armoured vehicles and
12 helicopters. The ships also feature 40-bed
HMAS Canberra (LHD01) will arrive in
Victoria next year where it will be fitted out
before being accepted into service in 2014
with sister ship HMAS Adelaide (LHD02)
due to follow with delivery in 2015.
The Largs Bay will join the RAN at the
end of 2011 following its successful sea trials
that ended in April.
The ship was independently inspected
and it was confirmed as being in good
material condition and ready for sea.
The 16,000-tonne landing ship will
bolster Australia's amphibious capability
following the decommissioning of HMAS
Manoora in May.
Navy will further boost its combat capa-
bility with the acquisition of 24 MH-60R
Seahawk 'Romeo' naval helicopters.
Expected to enter operations in mid-
2015, they will replace Navy's combat hel-
icopter capability provided by 16 Seahawk
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