Mar 5, 2014

HMAS Canberra starts Sea Trials

LHD Canberra, one of two Landing Helicopter Dock ships being built for Australia , left BAE Systems Williamstown for Sydney on the first period of sea trials.
The sea trials are the final stage of the project for BAE Systems before acceptance later this year.
The tests includes both platform tests as well as testing the ship’s combat and communication systems, during 16 days.
The second LHD, Adelaide arrived in Williamstown on 12 February and preparation works for the consolidation of the superstructure are well underway.
The LHDs are the largest ship ever to be built for the ADF and operated by the RAN. BAE Systems is the Prime to deliver the project with subcontractors Navantia, which constructed the hulls in Spain.

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