HMAS Warramunga has become the fourth RAN Anzac class frigate to complete the Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade after it was undocked at the BAE Systems Henderson shipyard on April 8.
The ASMD upgrade includes integration of the CEA Phased Array Radar (PAR), Vampir NG infrared search & track (IRST) system, Sharpeye navigation radar system (NRS), and an upgraded Saab Combat Management System (CMS).
Warramunga has now returned to Fleet Base West (FBW) for harbour acceptance trials.
“BAE Systems, together with our Anzac Alliance partners, has successfully implemented the ASMD capability and other significant engineering changes on the first of class HMAS Perth, HMAS Arunta, HMAS Anzac and HMAS Warramunga,” said BAE Systems Australia director of maritime Bill Saltzer in a statement.
“Productivity has improved significantly from ship to ship demonstrating the value of continuous production. BAE Systems success as prime contractor and platform system integrator also demonstrates the importance of the involvement we had in the original design and construction of the Anzac ships.”
HMAS Ballarat is already at Henderson undergoing the ASMD upgrade, while HMAS Parramatta is due to dock there later this month.