Hobart fires first missile In Australian waters

HMAS Hobart conducts a live fire exercise using the vertically launched RIM-66 Standard Missile 2 (SM2) as a test of capability before proceeding to their Unit Readiness Evaluation (URE). Department of Defence image.

HMAS Hobart (III) has become the first Royal Australian Navy Hobart class Guided Missile Destroyer to fire a missile in Australian waters. Hobart fired an SM-2 Standard Missile in the East Australian Exercise Area against an unmanned target during trials off the coast of NSW, achieving excellent results. 

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