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Vincenzo E.B. Di Pietro, RAN, naval attach with the Australian embassy, Washington, D.C. Besides their air defense role, the three Hobart-dass ships also will provide additional services such as force protection, collecting and evaluating intelligence, controlling surface and undersea environments, performing land attack missions, delivering strategic strike operations and enabling interoperability with coalition forces. For surface warfare, the Hobart-dass ships will be equipped with Harpoon Block ? antiship missiles with integrated satellite guidance and improved sensors for greater target selectivity in congested sea lanes and littoral environments.
New Ships for 21st Century Missions Henry S Kenyon Signal; Oct 2009; 64, 2; Docstoc pg. 30 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.
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