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Second navy destroyer set for launch in SA

AAP logoAAP 14/12/2016

Australia's air warfare destroyer program is about to reach a significant milestone with the launch of the second ship in Adelaide.

The Brisbane will be officially named and will float for the first time on Thursday at a special ceremony to include government, navy and defence officials along with the program's workers and their families.

The event follows the launch of the first ship, the Hobart, in May last year which is now more than 97 per cent complete and recently finished successful sea trials, with more to follow in early 2017.

The Brisbane will enter the water more than 85 per cent complete with work in recent months including the fit out of the command information centre, the combat system equipment rooms and installation of the last of its four phased array radars.

The third and final ship in the destroyer program, the Sydney, is about 60 per cent complete with recent work including installation of the main engines and gas turbines.

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