Australian Relationship with South Korea Reinforced

Anzac-class frigate HMAS Parramatta and its ship’s company received a warm welcome to Busan, South Korea recently. The port visit occurred during a regional presence deployment aimed at demonstrating Australia’s commitment and engagement with the region. As Parramatta pulled into Busan Naval Base, a band contingent of the Republic of Korea Navy played. Australian sailors and officers enjoyed a number…

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$3.5 Billion to Accelerate Missile Strike Capabilities for the ADF

The Morrison Government has approved the accelerated acquisition of improved weapon capabilities for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) at a total cost of $3.5 billion. Minister for Defence the Hon Peter Dutton MP today announced that Defence will accelerate the acquisition of: The Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile Extended Range (JASSM-ER) for the Royal Australian Air Force; The Naval Strike Missile…

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Anzac Class Receiving New Air Search Radar System

August 10, 2021 – The Royal Australian Navy is one step closer to operating one of the most advanced, sovereign air search radar capabilities in the world, with the upgraded Air Search Radar Systems in the Navy’s Anzac Class frigates having reached Initial Operating Capability. Under the SEA 1448 Phase 4B project, the existing Air Search Radar System has been…

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Ballarat strikes gold with unmanned aerial vehicle

July 17, 2020 – Two of Navy’s newest cutting-edge capabilities have combined, with the Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Ballarat embarking an S-100 Camcopter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for flight trials off the Eastern coast of Australia. Personnel from Navy’s 822X Squadron and test specialists from the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit (AMAFTU) embarked Ballarat to collect data on how the…

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Warramunga Gets New Mast During AMCAP Upgrade

June 26, 2020 – HMAS Warramunga has passed a significant milestone in its Anzac Class Midlife Capability Assurance Program at Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia, with the installation of a new mast. The upgrade program, known as AMCAP and being implemented by the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) Alliance, is now onto its third Anzac Class Frigate after HMA Ships Arunta…

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