HMAS Sydney (V) DDG42 stands as a significant symbol of Australia’s contemporary naval power and its commitment to cutting-edge defense technology. As the third and final ship of the Hobart Class guided missile destroyers, she follows in the wake of her sister ships, HMAS Hobart (III) and HMAS Brisbane (III). Designed with the Navantia F100 frigate as a foundation and equipped with the formidable Aegis Combat System, HMAS Sydney (V) represents the pinnacle of modern naval engineering.
This advanced warship not only serves as a testament to Australia’s dedication to maritime defense but also showcases the nation’s capability to integrate sophisticated technology into naval operations. HMAS Sydney (V) DDG42 is a force to be reckoned with, and her presence on the seas reflects the nation’s unwavering commitment to safeguarding its waters and contributing to global maritime security.
Our meticulously crafted model is a true reflection of the essence of HMAS Sydney, meticulously designed with painstaking attention to detail. Drawing from imagery, blueprints, and the narratives that render this vessel unique, we’ve ensured that our replica captures the spirit of the original. This model serves as an essential addition for collectors, historians, and military enthusiasts alike, offering a faithful rendition of this remarkable warship.
The HMAS Sydney (V) was constructed in Australia by the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance. Her principal role is the provision of air defence to RAN task groups engaged in maintaining maritime security. The ship is also capable of supporting land forces and protecting important infrastructure in coastal areas.
The keel of Sydney (V) was symbolically laid down on 19 November 2015, on the anniversary of HMAS Sydney (II)‘s sinking in November 1941. She was launched on 19 May 2018 and commissioned during a ceremony conducted off the coast of New South Wales on Monday, 18 May 2020.
The Aegis Combat System, incorporating a state-of-the-art phased array AN/SPY 1D(V) radar in combination with the SM-2 missile, provides an advanced air defence system capable of engaging enemy aircraft and missiles at ranges in excess of 150km. Sydney carries a MH-60R helicopter for surveillance and response to support key warfare areas. The surface warfare function includes long range anti-ship missiles and a naval gun capable of firing extended range munitions in support of land forces. Sydney conducts undersea warfare and is equipped with modern sonar systems, decoys, surface-launched torpedoes and an array of effective close-in defensive weapons. These capabilities ensure that the Hobart Class guided missile destroyers have the layered defensive and offensive capability required to counter conventional and asymmetric threats.