Air Warfare Destroyer

Mission: integration into the future

The Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) will provide greater protection for Australia’s fleet and armed forces as the most capable and complex warship to be operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

As a key member of the AWD Alliance Raytheon Australia’s highly skilled workforce of 350 architects, systems engineers and project managers is delivering this advanced capability to the RAN by:

  • Architecting the Hobart Class combat system – comprised of the weapons, communications, navigation, radar, above water and underwater systems and sensors that make the destroyers the most potent warship yet to be operated by the RAN;
  • Designing the integration of these systems with the US Aegis combat system core and Navantia’s platform;
  • Procuring, testing and delivering these sensors and systems from around the world, working with some of the most capable suppliers to provide the latest technology;
  • Providing leadership, project management and systems engineering expertise across the AWD Alliance; and
  • Integrating ten major AWD subsystems and the delivery of more than 3,500 major combat system components for the program.

Raytheon Australia have applied our highly skilled AWD workforce of 350 people including architects, systems engineers and project managers to the project over the last decade. The successful testing of the AWD combat system highlights the strength of Raytheon Australia’s capabilities in combat systems integration and the company’s ability to deliver to budget and schedule.

The company’s significant investment in systems architecture and engineering, complex program management and leadership training has enabled Raytheon Australia to become the country’s leading provider of these capabilities within the defence community.

The skills and experience developed throughout the AWD program will deliver real benefits to future complex system integration projects in Australia.