The Royal Australia Navy (RAN) has commissioned its second Hobart-class guided missile destroyer HMAS Brisbane (III) (DDG 41) at Garden Island Naval Base in Sydney.

Commissioning of the domestically built ship is intended to help strengthen the national security of Australia, and support the country’s multi-decade commitment to improving the RAN’s capabilities in protecting its maritime interests.

Developed under the Australian Government’s Air Warfare Destroyer programme, the Hobart-class destroyer has been designed to help protect Australian and multinational task groups operating in an increasingly complex region and beyond.

To be led by HMAS Brisbane’s commanding officer commander Josh Wilson, the ship is due to undergo its test and evaluation phase before being integrated into the Australia Navy fleet.

“The Hobart-class destroyer has been designed to help protect Australian and multinational task groups operating in an increasingly complex region.”

Wilson said: “My crew and I are honoured to continue the name and proud history of Brisbane in the RAN and excited to be given the opportunity to realise the incredible capability she represents.”

HMAS Brisbane is the third Australia Navy ship to carry the name and has been built to provide air defence for accompanying vessels, along with land forces and infrastructure in coastal areas, as well as ensuring self-protection against missiles and aircraft.

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Equipped with the Aegis Combat System, the latest guided missile destroyer forms part of the government’s commitment to invest A$90bn ($63.78bn) under the 2016 Defence White Paper. The paper is intended to achieve improvements in the Australian Navy’s capabilities with offshore patrol vessels, Hunter-class frigates and 12 regionally superior submarines.

HMAS Brisbane’s keel was laid on 3 February 2014 and the ship was launched on 15 December 2016.