• MV Sycamore during her recent sea trials. Credit: Damen Shipyards Group
    MV Sycamore during her recent sea trials. Credit: Damen Shipyards Group
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Damen Shipyards Group has announced the successful completion of sea trials of the future Royal Australian Navy Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel (MATV) MV Sycamore.

The sea trials included testing of all on-board military systems. In addition to the more traditional elements of sea trials such as manoeuvring and speed tests, Sycamore was put through her paces with an extensive testing program of all on-board military systems. This included testing of the air traffic radar, flightdeck lighting and firefighting systems, flightdeck communication systems and helicopter traverse installation procedures.

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