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  • 14 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The Royal New Zealand Navy recently opened an Anzac combat system trainer following the first major milestone of the New Zealand Anzac frigate system upgrade project. Chief of Navy Rear Admiral John Martin opened the combat system trainer at the Maritime Warfare Training Centre at the Royal New Zealand Navy base in Devonport on February 16, […]

  • 25 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The lead ship of Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigates departed Fleet Base East in Sydney for the first time in 2017 to begin her deployment work ups. HMAS Anzac sailed out in formation with HMA Ships Melbourne and Parramatta. Coming out of a maintenance period, Anzac headed for the East Australian Exercise Area, the Australian Defence […]

  • 7 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy problems with personnel shortages have led to the Anzac-class frigate HMAS Perth spending almost two years in dry dock as the navy was unable to crew it. The frigate returned from its last mission in November 2016 and finished its deep maintenance cycle in October 2017. Despite having been fitted with several […]

  • 7 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Royal Australian Navy said the Anzac-class frigate Anti Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade program reached a milestone at the BAE Systems Shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia. Navy personnel joined counterparts from the Australian Public Service, BAE Systems, CEA Technologies, SAAB Systems and a number of other organisations on September 2 to witness the final […]

  • 3 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Australian Government has signed a long-term contract for the sustainment of ANZAC Class Frigates centered in Western Australia. The strategic partnership between BAE Systems Australia Defence Pty Limited, Saab Australia Pty Ltd, Naval Ship Management Australia Pty Ltd (a joint venture between UGL and Babcock), and the Commonwealth will streamline a number of existing contracts […]

  • 20 June 2011
    Industry news

      Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that the tender had been released for a five-year contract for the repair and maintenance of the Navy’s eight Anzac Class frigates. The contract is worth approximately $300 million. Four companies or joint ventures have been short-listed to compete for the work — BAE Systems, Babcock/UGL […]

  • 20 May 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    The first Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate to undergo the Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade has completed the inclining experiment at Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia to test stability. HMAS Arunta underwent the test after more than a year out of the water as part of the upgrade. An inclining experiment is a test […]

  • 3 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Italian defense contractor Leonardo has opened a new office in Australia which will have a key role in Leonardo’s delivery as prime system integrator of the Anzac-class communications upgrade. Through its subsidiary Selex ES Australia Pty Ltd, Leonardo has been earlier chosen as the prime contractor for the SEA1442 phase 4 solution which will see the […]

  • 9 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Stuart is set to complete her anti-ship missile defense upgrade this week, marking the completion of an Australian Navy capability upgrade program that spanned seven years. Completion of works on HMAS Stuart was announced by contractor BAE Systems who spent the last twelve months working on the final of eight […]

  • 9 June 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) HMAS Anzac has joined HMAS Arunta as the second Anzac-class frigate to undergo the Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade.

  • 4 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigates are getting upgraded air search radars which are to be delivered by CEA Technologies under a A$148 million contract. The frigates will be receiving the new CEAFAR2-L radar as part of a larger Mid-Life Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP). AMCAP will modify the ships and integrate the radars and has a total value of […]

  • 14 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    A new sustainment agreement between the Australian Government and defence industry to support the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Anzac class frigate fleet signed in April, came into effect on 1 July, with the first order worth approximately $200 million to BAE Systems. Valued at over $2 billion over eight years, the partnership includes BAE Systems Australia, […]

  • 16 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Dr Mike Kelly AM MP, and the Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Timothy Barrett AM CSC RAN joined family and friends on the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney, to farewell HMAS Anzac as she sailed for her third tour of duty. The surface frigate’s departure marks the beginning of a six-month […]

  • 26 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The  Australian defense department has awarded Saab a contract to continue sustainment works for the Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigates under the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA). WAMA is a strategic partnership which includes Saab Australia, BAE Systems Australia Defence and Naval Ship Management Australia. This five-year follow-on program is a continuation of the ongoing […]

  • 8 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Sustainment teams on both sides of Australia are upgrading ANZAC class frigates HMAS Perth and HMAS Anzac to significantly increase their capability. Across each warship, BAE Systems Australia is delivering more than 15 complex engineering changes including enclosing the quarter deck, modifications to accommodate the MH-60 Romeo naval helicopters, relocation of the on-board gymnasium and […]

  • 10 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat departed Western Australia on April 3 kicking off a deployment to the South East Asia. Upgraded with anti-ship missile defense, the frigate departed navy base HMAS Stirling under the command of Commander David Landon. During her time in South East Asia, Ballarat will promote the Australian Defence Force and further strengthen international […]

  • 24 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac class frigate HMAS Ballarat recently started sea trials in Cockburn Sound, Western Australia, after undergoing the Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade. The sixth frigate of its class built for the Royal Australian Navy, Ballarat was the fifth vessel to proceed to mariner skills evaluation and sea trials post upgrade, following HMA ships […]

  • 23 October 2015
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s Anzac-class modernization project marked a milestone as Lockheed Martin Canada completed the combat system critical design review on schedule. The government-mandated review proves a contractor’s progress and planning for all elements of a program. It covered in detail all of Lockheed Martin Canada’s plans for shipboard systems and designs. With the successful review, Lockheed […]

  • 18 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Arunta officially rejoined the fleet after completing her Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade. Arunta is the first ship to undergo the program which provides significant improvements to the ship’s key sensor and communications systems. To mark the occasion, a number of elders from the Arrernte Tribe, that […]

  • 30 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The first Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate to undergo the Anzac Mid Life Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade was undocked at BAE Systems’ Henderson shipyard in Western Australia. HMAS Arunta entered water on November 30, after a 14-month refit period which started in December 2017 and required some 300,000 hours of work. The upgrade has […]

  • 30 November 2011
    Industry news

    Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that the Government has approved the upgrade of all eight of the Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac Class frigates with an advanced Anti-Ship Missile Defence system. The total project cost is in excess of $650 million, including the funds already spent upgrading […]

  • 3 January 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The joint venture team composed of UK defense contractor Babcock and Australia’s UGL has been awarded a new five year agreement for the maintenance of Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigates. Under a contract worth around £115 million (AU$200 million), the Naval Ship Management (NSM) joint venture will be delivering engineering services to sustain the eight […]

  • 17 December 2014

    After two years in a command that encompassed four Anzac class frigates, Commander Matthew Doornbos handed over command of HMAS Anzac to Commander Belinda Wood at a ceremony held alongside Sydney’s Fleet Base East last week. Commander Doornbos took command of HMAS Ballarat in November 2012, and has lead the ship through deployments in support […]

  • 14 March 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Mana has arrived in Canada to start her combat management system upgrades. The ship pulled into Canadian forces base Esquimalt on March 12 and will be modernized at Seaspan’s shipyard in Victoria, British Columbia. Te Mana is starting the upgrade after completing a five-month engagement in the Asia-Pacific […]

  • 14 November 2016

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Arunta and her ship’s company of 191 departed HMAS Stirling naval base at Rockingham, Western Australia for Operation Manitou in the Middle East Region. Family and friends gathered on the wharf to farewell the crew who will deploy for around nine months. Commander Cameron Steil, HMAS Arunta Commanding Officer, said […]

  • 3 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Toowoomba recently reached a significant milestone during her anti-ship missile defence upgrade by having the ESM mast consolidated with her aft mast structure. BAE Systems, one of the contractors responsible for the upgrade, shared the achievement through social media. The new ‘cupola’ mast houses the CEA-built Active Phased Array Radar which forms […]

  • 2 March 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian defense industry minister on March 2 announced the signing of a AU$1.2 billion program for the five-year upkeep of Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigates. The sustainment contract has secured the jobs of almost 1700 workers minister Christopher Pyne said on Friday. The contract is an extension of an existing agreement with BAE Systems Australia, […]

  • 5 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Take a look at Royal New Zealand Navy’s Anzac class frigate part-way through her major refit. The vessel HMNZS Te Mana was floated out of the Devonport Naval Base dry dock today wearing her new haze grey paint scheme. The vessel received an update of her Integrated Platform Management System (propulsion control) and Air conditioning systems as well. […]

  • 10 September 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    BAE Systems Australia has welcomed the Royal Australian Navy’s third Anzac class warship to its Henderson facility. As explained, this is part of the navy’s fleet upgrade to keep the ships in service until they are replaced by the Hunter class frigates. The Mid Life Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade is being undertaken at Henderson […]