NUSHIP Adelaide Completes Initial Sea Trials

NUSHIP Adelaide will dock at BAE Systems Williamstown shipyard tomorrow following successful initial sea trials and first docking at the Royal Australian Naval base at Garden Island in Sydney.

The sea trials were conducted from 17 to 26 June on the voyage to Sydney and then during the voyage back following the successful docking.

Sea trials are designed to test the ship’s systems to ensure that all perform to their capability in a range of scenarios. This first set of trials focused mainly on platform systems, while the next set of trials will focus mainly on combat and communication systems.

NUSHIP Adelaide will remain at Williamstown for some final outfitting and integration activities in preparation for the second set of sea trials which is planned for mid-late August.

Image: BAE Systems

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