Australia to Upgrade Adelaide-Class Ships, Eyes UAV Fleet

September 2004
Sea Power;Sep2004, Vol. 47 Issue 9, p54
This article presents information about various developments related to navies. The Royal Australian Navy will upgrade four of its Adelaide-class frigates under a $402.5 million program, Australian Defense Minister Robert Hill announced on July 15, 2004. The units to be upgraded are the HMAS Darwin, Melbourne, New Castle and Sydney with completion scheduled for early 2009. Italy launched the first and only unit of the Conte di Cavour-class aircraft carrier on July 20, 2004 from Fincantieri's Riva Trigoso shipyard. Formerly known as Andrea Doria, the new carrier is expected to begin sea trials in 2006.


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