Guided missile destroyer HMAS Sydney (DDG 42)

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Classification

Type:
type: Guided missile destroyer

Basic information

Namesake:
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. As of June 2017, Sydney's estimated metropolitan population was 5,131,326.
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: ASC Pty Ltd
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:

Ship measurements

Displacement:
6250 t
Length:
147.2 m
Beam:
18.6 m
Draught:
5.17 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • Combined diesel or gas (CODOG) arrangement
  • 2 * General Electric Marine model 7LM2500-SA-MLG38 gas turbines, 17,500 kilowatts (23,500 hp) each
  • 2 * Caterpillar Bravo 16 V Bravo diesel engines, 5,650 kilowatts (7,580 hp) each
  • 2 * controllable pitch propellers
Speed:
28 knots
Range:
Over 5,000 nautical miles (9,300 km; 5,800 mi) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)

Crew

Complement:
202
Ship's company:
186
Air wing:
16
Capacity:
234

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • Aegis combat system
  • Lockheed Martin AN/SPY-1D(V) S-band radar
  • Northrop Grumman AN/SPQ-9B X-band pulse Doppler horizon search radar
  • Raytheon Mark 99 fire-control system with two continuous wave illuminating radars
  • 2 * L-3 Communications SAM Electronics X-band navigation radars
  • Ultra Electronics Sonar Systems, hull mounted sonar and towed sonar
  • Ultra Electronics Series 2500 electro-optical director
  • Sagem VAMPIR IR search and track system
  • Rafael Toplite stabilised target acquisition sights
  • ITT EDO Reconnaissance and Surveillance Systems ES-3701 ESM radar
  • SwRI MBS-567A communications ESM system
  • Ultra Electronics Avalon Systems multipurpose digital receiver
  • Jenkins Engineering Defence Systems low-band receiver
  • 4 * Nulka decoy launchers
  • 4 * 6-tube multipurpose decoy launchers
Armament:
  • 48-cell Mark 41 Vertical Launch System (RIM-66 Standard 2 missile, RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow missile)
  • 2 * 4-canister Harpoon missile launchers
  • 1 * Mark 45 (Mod 4) 5-inch gun
  • 2 * Mark 32 Mod 9 two-tube torpedo launchers (Eurotorp MU90 torpedoes)
  • 1 * Phalanx CIWS
  • 2 * 25mm M242 Bushmaster autocannons in Typhoon mounts
Aircraft:

1 * MH-60R Seahawk

HMAS Sydney (DDG 42), named after the city of Sydney, New South Wales, is the ship of the Hobart-class air warfare destroyers used by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The ship, based on the Álvaro de Bazán-class frigate designed by Navantia, was built at ASC's shipyard in Osborne, South Australia from modules fabricated by ASC, BAE Systems Australia in Victoria, and Forgacs Group in New South Wales.

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