HMAS Brisbane (DDG-41) is the second of three ships of the Hobart Class guided missile destroyers. Her sister ships will be HMAS Hobart (DDG-39) and HMAS Sydney (DDG-42). The keel of HMAS Brisbane (DDG-41) was laid down on 3 February 2014 and was launched by Mrs. Robyn Shackleton on 15 December 2016.
HMAS Brisbane (DDG-41) is based on the Navantia designed F100 frigate and is coupled it with the Aegis Combat System. HMAS Sydney (DDG-42) is currently under construction in Australia by the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance.
HMAS Brisbane (DDG-41) will provide air defence for accompanying ships in addition to land forces and infrastructure in coastal areas, and for self-protection against missiles and aircraft. The Aegis Combat System incorporating the state-of-the-art phased array radar, AN/SPY 1D(V), in combination with the SM-2 missile, will provide an advanced air defence system capable of engaging enemy aircraft and missiles at ranges in excess of 150 km/93 miles.
Brisbane will carry a helicopter for surveillance and response to support key warfare areas. The surface warfare function will include long range anti-ship missiles and a naval gun capable of firing extended range munitions in support of land forces.
Brisbane will also conduct Undersea Warfare and be equipped with modern sonar systems, decoys, surface-launched torpedoes and an array of effective close-in defensive weapons.
These capabilities ensure that the Hobart Class DDGs have the layered defensive and offensive capability required to counter conventional and asymmetric threats.
|Length||481.3 feet/146.7 m|
|Beam||61 feet/18.6 m|
|Draft||23.6 feet/7.2 m|
|Full load displacement||7,000 tonnes|
|Main Engine||36 MW/48,276 hp|
|Top speed||28+ knots/32 mph/52 km/h|
|Range at 18+ knots/21 mph/33 km/h||5,000+ NM/5,779 miles/9,300 km|
|Combat System||Aegis Weapon System Baseline 7.1|
|AN/SPY-1D(V) Phased Array Radar (81 NM/93 miles/150 km)|
|AN/SPQ-9B Horizon Search Radar|
|Mk-41 Vertical Launch System (48 VLS cells: RIM-162 Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM)/Standard Missile-2 (SM-2)/SM-6)|
|Mk-45 Mod.4 5” (127-mm) 62 Calibre Gun (Range: 20 NM/23 miles/37 km)|
|Advanced Harpoon Weapon Control (2 × 4 launchers)|
|Electronic Warfare (EW) Suite|
|Very Short-Range Air and Surface Defence|
|Nulka Active Missile Decoy system|
|Integrated Sonar System incorporating a hull mounted and towed array sonar|
|Aviation||Flightdeck and hangar for one helicopter|
|Boats||Two Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boats (RHIBs)|