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Canberra went to sea

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On the morning of March 3, the Australian shipyard BAE Systems Australia in Williamstown first set sail for the first stage of the factory test of the lead X-ship for the Australian Navy (UDC) L 2014 Canberra. The ship at the first stage of testing will spend days 02 at sea, after which it will proceed to Sydney, where docking will take place at the Garden Island enterprise. Canberra will then return to Williamstown to correct the identified deficiencies, paint and resume testing.


The construction contract for the Australian Navy of two UDCs of the Spanish Juan Carlos I type was concluded with the Spanish shipbuilding association Navantia in November 2007 of the year. Navantia, at its shipyard in El Ferrol, built the hulls of both ships (with the manufacture of part of the hull units also at its plant in Fen), which, after descending on a special transport vessel Blue Marlin, were transported to Australia for final completion at BAE Systems Australia (formerly Tenix). ) in Williamstown.

The Canberra UDC headquarters building was built in El Ferrol with the start of construction in September 2008 of the year. The official ship laying ceremony took place on 23 on September 2010 of the year, and the launch on 17 of February on 2011. The Canberra Corps was delivered from Spain to Williamstown for the completion of October 17 2012. The handover of the Australian Navy ship is now expected at the start of 2015.

The corps of the second Australian UDC Adelaide was delivered from Spain to Williamstown for the completion of February 12 2014. the delivery of this ship is scheduled for 2016 year (approximately one year late in relation to the contract terms).

Canberra went to sea


The lead Amphibious assault ship L 02 Canberra, built for the Australian Navy, goes to factory trials. Williamstown, 03.04.2014 (c) BAE Systems
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  1. Wiruz
    Wiruz 5 March 2014 11: 17
    +4
    Mmm, with springboard. Does this mean that Australia is going to buy F-35B?
    1. Nevsky_ZU
      Nevsky_ZU 5 March 2014 11: 19
      +6
      Quote: Wiruz
      Mmm, with springboard. Does this mean that Australia is going to buy F-35B?


      Directly some kind of helicopter / aircraft carrier / landing ship wassat

      Really versatile.
      1. Wiruz
        Wiruz 5 March 2014 11: 24
        0
        Well, as far as I know, the States are also going to deploy several F-35Bs on their UDC, though it seems like without a springboard ...
      2. Su24
        Su24 5 March 2014 12: 40
        0
        Quote: Nevsky_ZU
        Quote: Wiruz
        Mmm, with springboard. Does this mean that Australia is going to buy F-35B?


        Directly some kind of helicopter / aircraft carrier / landing ship wassat

        Really versatile.


        Well, so UDC, in fact, has all the signs of a lung AV.
    2. Su24
      Su24 5 March 2014 12: 31
      +3
      Quote: Wiruz
      Mmm, with springboard. Does this mean that Australia is going to buy F-35B?


      Well, of course it is. This is a known fact, because Australia is a member of the F-35 program. Another thing is that so far, it seems, there are no plans for the F-35B.
    3. And Us Rat
      And Us Rat 5 March 2014 14: 39
      +1
      Quote: Wiruz
      Mmm, with springboard. Does this mean that Australia is going to buy F-35B?

      Hence yes
  2. RUSLAN39
    RUSLAN39 5 March 2014 11: 18
    +1
    Why the landing ship springboard in the bow?
    1. Wiruz
      Wiruz 5 March 2014 11: 24
      +7
      So that from afar it seemed like an aircraft carrier laughing laughing laughing
      1. schizophrenic
        schizophrenic 5 March 2014 11: 44
        +3
        Quote: Wiruz
        So that from afar an aircraft carrier

        They will land with the support of 3 fighters and UAVs. wassat laughing
    2. ZU-23
      ZU-23 5 March 2014 11: 27
      0
      Let them do what they want laughing
      1. Mercenary
        Mercenary 5 March 2014 11: 41
        +6
        This is a landing ship, so they will demolition jump. drinks
        1. platitsyn70
          platitsyn70 5 March 2014 12: 17
          +2
          No, they will parachute from it, it’s the same landing ship.
    3. The comment was deleted.
    4. upasika1918
      upasika1918 5 March 2014 12: 27
      0
      For convertiplanes.
    5. VADEL
      VADEL 5 March 2014 12: 33
      +2
      For swimming and passing the rules of the TRP. laughing
    6. And Us Rat
      And Us Rat 5 March 2014 14: 46
      +2
      Quote: RUSLAN39
      Why the landing ship springboard in the bow?

      It is obvious! request
  3. Ruff
    Ruff 5 March 2014 11: 19
    +4
    Why Australia UDC? Whom are they going to capture then?
    1. Wiruz
      Wiruz 5 March 2014 11: 33
      +5
      In the modern world, the presence of aircraft carriers, UDCs, nuclear submarines and other manifestations of the power of the fleet for "small" powers is nothing more than banal Kozars in their hands that will never be used, but the very fact that they are will play the role of an antidepressant. There is no other way to explain the presence of an aircraft carrier (s in the future) from India, a large number of submarines from Turkey, UDC from Australia, and so on and so forth and so on. I would not be surprised if tomorrow Kazakhstan wants to have a nuclear submarine in the Caspian Sea. Not because she is needed, just so that she was well and for the sake of show-off of course too bully
      1. avt
        avt 5 March 2014 12: 44
        +2
        Quote: Wiruz
        Otherwise, there is no way to explain the presence of an aircraft carrier (s) in the future in India,

        This is India with nuclear weapons, "small"!? Didn't stay for an hour in the 50s of the last century? Aircraft carriers for the Indians are an urgent need, just look at the globe. As well as for Australia, these UDCs, they will fully allow them to control the perimeter and islands - former colonies shaved, including New Zealand.Australia, again, even if you just look at the globe, has no land borders with anyone and say that they don't need a full-fledged, balanced fleet, it's like that .... Well, the presence of the possibility of lifting aircraft from the deck of the UDC will allow them to save money on a full-fledged aircraft carrier.
        Quote: Wiruz
        a large number of submarines in Turkey,
        it’s generally stupid to argue, especially if you carefully look at the course of wars at sea from the moment they actually appeared as warships.
    2. uhu189
      uhu189 5 March 2014 11: 34
      0
      The answer is obvious - apparently the bridgeheads in the territories of the allies of China to capture. There seems to be no one else ...
      1. Nayhas
        Nayhas 5 March 2014 12: 59
        +2
        Quote: uhu189
        The answer is obvious - apparently the bridgeheads in the territories of the allies of China to capture. There seems to be no one else ...

        DOES CHINA HAVE ALLIES IN THE APR? WHO?
        1. uhu189
          uhu189 5 March 2014 21: 29
          0
          Burma, for example, Bangladesh and, if I am not mistaken, Malaysia. This, of course, is already larger than the Indian Ocean, but Australia is also washed by the Indian Ocean. In Burma, in my opinion, even a deep-sea port under the base of the Chinese Navy is being built
    3. schizophrenic
      schizophrenic 5 March 2014 11: 39
      +1
      Quote: Ruff
      Why Australia UDC? Whom they are going to capture

      Australia satellites of America on whom they show that and will. laughing
    4. Serg 122
      Serg 122 5 March 2014 14: 52
      +1
      Whom are they going to capture then?
      New Zealand and the Paumotu Islands ... laughing
      1. And Us Rat
        And Us Rat 5 March 2014 15: 37
        +2
        Quote: Serg 122
        Whom are they going to capture then?
        New Zealand and the Paumotu Islands ... laughing


        1. Nayhas
          Nayhas 5 March 2014 20: 43
          0
          Oh yes, fighting penguins without insignia of masks are an imminent threat!
  4. Ruff
    Ruff 5 March 2014 11: 21
    +1
    All comments only with questions. Oh, what a news!
  5. moremansf
    moremansf 5 March 2014 11: 23
    +1
    The general development trend of the fleets of the world is outlined - UDC ... Australia, South Korea, Japan, France, Spain ...
  6. Capyar 48315
    Capyar 48315 5 March 2014 11: 31
    0
    SERIOUS VEHICLES WITH VIEW - DESCENT + POWERFUL APPLICABLE AIR SUPPORT IN THE FACE NOT ONLY HELICOPTERS BUT AND A SHOCK AIR FLIGHT. APPLICATION FOR CLAIMS IN THE REGION. WOULD LIKE TO SEE TTX
  7. Leopold
    Leopold 5 March 2014 11: 51
    +2
    Why Australia UDC? Whom are they going to capture then?

    They have serious graters with both Indonesia and resource.
  8. mountain
    mountain 5 March 2014 11: 53
    +1
    Well, now the greyhound is clear, the Australians, their ship appeared.
  9. pilot_66
    pilot_66 5 March 2014 12: 11
    -3
    Some kind of training target. There is not enough circle with a crosshair on board
    1. VADEL
      VADEL 5 March 2014 12: 37
      +1
      The French have not drawn with chalk smile
      1. Nayhas
        Nayhas 5 March 2014 13: 00
        +1
        Quote: VADEL
        The French have not drawn with chalk smile

        In Vladivostok?
  10. Alexey M
    Alexey M 5 March 2014 12: 14
    +1
    Something like Mistral?
  11. platitsyn70
    platitsyn70 5 March 2014 12: 14
    0
    a little ugly and probably not agile, and so a good target for a submarine
  12. Commander
    Commander 5 March 2014 12: 14
    -1
    It would not be bad for us to have the same UDC. And the helicopter carriers will not be of much use.
  13. svp67
    svp67 5 March 2014 12: 17
    +1
    Not a fig to yourself "closet with mezzanines" ... what kind of air defense do you need to protect it? And the Mistral is the same size?
  14. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 5 March 2014 12: 27
    +1
    Everything is absolutely true, and graters with Indonesia and the desire to have, besides helicopters, a flight link (which question is: attack aircraft or fighter aircraft?). In the new naval doctrines of developed countries, the issue of building and adopting universal ships is now given quite a lot of attention and it is constantly growing, I think we are now resolving the issue as well.
  15. FunkschNNX
    FunkschNNX 5 March 2014 12: 54
    +2
    This Juan Carlos number one suitcase.
  16. Vtel
    Vtel 5 March 2014 13: 43
    +1
    Australia - a country of giraffes and seems to be a kangaroo - it will be seen that they will be exported to China or Iran, where the helmsman will tell them.
  17. Good cat
    Good cat 5 March 2014 14: 20
    +1
    I am not a specialist, but visually a real barn
  18. Roman 1977
    Roman 1977 5 March 2014 14: 23
    0
    So Royal Australian Navy
    The number of 15 970 people.
    Ship composition:
    6 diesel-electric submarines of the Collins type were put into operation from 1998 to 2003, and were designed in 1987 — 1989 by the Swedish company Kockums by order of KVMF Australia. They are one of the largest non-nuclear submarines in service. Currently, all submarines are going through a modernization program, the main purpose of which is to replace the combat control system.

    8 frigates of the "Anzac" type - entered service from 1996 to 2006. Built on the basis of the German export project of frigate MEKO 200. Displacement - 3 600 tons. Armament: 8 "Harpoon" anti-ship missiles, UVP for 32 RIM-162 missiles, 3x2 324-mm TA Mk.32 Mod.5, 1 127-mm AU, 1 S-70B-2 PLO helicopter.

    4 frigates of the "Adelaide" class - American type "Oliver H. Perry", built in Australia in 1983-1993. A total of 6 were built, but the first 2 were decommissioned in 2008 for economic reasons. Displacement - 4200 tons. Armament: 4 anti-ship missiles RGM-84 "Harpoon" in the drums of the launcher; 36 SAM SM-1; 2 three-pipe torpedo tubes Mark 32 ASW; 1 76-mm gun "Oto-Melara"; 1 20mm Phalanx CIWS; 2 SH-60 Seahawk helicopters. In the 1990s, 4 late-built frigates underwent intensive modernization of the MSA and weapons. In the course of this, in front of the Mk-13 launcher, a vertical container launcher Mk 41 with 8 cells was mounted. They were used to house the RIM-162 ESSM short-range anti-aircraft missiles. Four missiles are loaded into each launcher cell, radically strengthening the air defense of frigates at distances of up to 50 km.

    6 minesweepers-mines of the Huon type.
    21 patrol boat type "Armidale".
    Landing ships:
    1 UDC type "Bay" -English construction was transferred in 2012. Displacement - 17 810 tons, in the dock chamber can be based either 2 DSCs of the LCVP type, or 1 LCU type. Equipped with a deck for landing heavy helicopters. The cargo capacity reaches 150 vehicles or 24 tanks, and the landing capacity is 356 people.

    Landing ship of "Tobruk" type, built in 1980 - English type "Sir Lancelot". Airborne capacity up to 18 Leopard 1 tanks and 40 armored personnel carriers, from 300 to 520 paratroopers.
    3 Landing ship type "Balikpapan" -1973 year built. Displacement 517 tons. Cargo capacity - 180 tons.
    Auxiliary ships:
    tanker of the "Sirius" type - built in 2004.
    Success supply ship (OR 304) -French type Durance, in service since 2011 year.
    It is planned to receive 3 Hobart-class air defense destroyers (in 2016, 1017, 2019, respectively). The first Hobart destroyer is already under construction, 2 others are planned for laying. Another UDC of the "Canberra" type - HMAS "Adelaide", is due to enter service in 2015.
  19. FlyEngine
    FlyEngine 5 March 2014 16: 24
    +1
    So they have Indonesia, flying on dryers, at their side, they have something to worry about.
  20. Rurikovich
    Rurikovich 5 March 2014 21: 29
    +1
    On the Savo Island, a Canberra has found shelter. At the bottom of the sea what In August 42 ...