Above Water Systems

Above Water Systems

Raytheon Australia provides integrated combat system, communications and capability lifecycle management solutions for surface ships of the Royal Australian Navy.

With a workforce of systems engineers, logisticians, technicians and program management professionals, Raytheon Australia’s Above Water Systems business is focused on delivering the Major Systems, Capability Life Cycle Management and Combat System technical services across the platforms, combat systems, weapon systems and communications systems of the RAN surface fleet.


In 2005, Raytheon Australia was selected as the Combat System Systems Engineer for the Hobart Class guided-missile destroyer (DDG) ships.

Raytheon Australia successfully delivered the Hobart Class Combat System on time and on budget, integrating ten major subsystems, including the Aegis Weapon System, and the associated delivery of more than 3,500 major pieces of combat system equipment.

Our role also included the design and build of the land-based Through Life Support Facility, or TLSF and a Command Team Trainer. The TLSF now acts as a support facility for the sustainment of the Hobart Class Combat System through life and a training facility for Navy technicians and operators. The Command Team Trainer provides a shore-based training environment in which the ships Combat System operators can develop skills and experience through simulated exercises.

Raytheon Australia provides the in-service sustainment and stewardship of the Combat Systems across the three Hobart Class DDGs, providing engineering, maintenance and supply support services.


In 2016, Raytheon Australia was named as the integrated communications system and weapons system provider for the Supply Class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ships.

We also supply the Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) directly to the Department of Defence and provide training equipment and support services for the program.

In 2019, Raytheon Australia delivered the communication system, and is now supporting the AOR test program. 


Raytheon Australia is a technical support partner for the Commonwealth’s Combat Management and Payload Systems Branch, supporting continuous development of the RAN surface ship combat system capability. Our technical services support the branch in providing upgrades to the Hobart Class DDG Combat System and the application of our expertise and experience to other programs, including the Hunter Class Future Frigate program, and the migration to a common surface combatant architecture.

The skills and experience that we developed throughout the AWD program allow us to deliver low risk solutions and cost savings for Australia’s future naval programs.