Canberra tests anti-ship missile defence

Amphibious ship HMAS Canberra has tested one of its key defensive capabilities off the south coast of New South Wales. Upgrades to the Nulka anti-ship missile decoy system have been tested with the use of civilian aircraft including an underslung Nulka payload carried by helicopter and a Learjet simulating an incoming anti-ship missile. The cutting edge capability was tested as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018 and in collaboration with Defence industry partners. Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer Lieutenant Commander Mark Williams said the trial was an integral part in ensuring…

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BAE Systems Australia welcomes $200 million Nulka upgrade

BAE Systems Australia has welcomed today’s visit to the Company’s Henderson facility in Western Australia by the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, following the announcement of a $200 million upgrade to the Nulka active missile decoy. The 20 year program will include a new launch system and supporting technology to enhance Nulka’s effectiveness and will ensure that it continues protecting Australian and allied fleets well into the future. It will also include installation of new launch systems on the Anzac frigates which are being upgraded at Henderson as part of the…

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