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Australia’s newest navy destroyer ‘Hobart’ departs for Asia deployment

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 26, 2019 14:50

Australia’s newest navy destroyer ‘Hobart’ departs for Asia deployment

The Royal Australian Navy commenced its largest deployment of 2019, with the new Air Warfare Destroyer HMAS Hobart leading a nine-ship task group out of Sydney. The task group will make its way to Japan for an International Fleet Review and take part in warfare exercises and engagements with key security partners including Indonesia, Japan, Korea and the United States. Commander of the task group, Captain Andrew Quinn told Reuters that the deployment will “demonstrate our commitment as a reliable security partner,” and were looking forward to making a positive security commitment to the region. The deployment will take three months with almost 1,000 Royal Australian Navy personnel.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 26, 2019 14:50