HMAS Arunta Undocked After Major Upgrade

December 1, 2018 – After more than a year out of the water as part of her Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade, HMAS Arunta has undocked at Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia. The upgrade, being implemented by the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA), includes significant improvements to major platform systems such as the communications center, and the replacement of the ship’s long range air search radar. Arunta Acting Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Aaron Scott, said having the ship back in the water was the culmination of thousands of hours…

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Arunta upgrade marks milestone for frigates

The Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) Alliance has achieved a critical milestone with the removal of HMAS Arunta’s mast during its Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP). The mast removal is required to allow for the installation of a new radar system and was conducted at BAE Systems, Henderson, Western Australia. WAMA Alliance Major Projects Implementation Manager CMDR Steve Ford said the program would incorporate the SEA 1448 Phase 4B Air Search Radar, a replacement to the aging SPS49 Long Range Air search radar. He said the new radar was…

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Saab Receives Order for Sustainment of ANZAC Frigates

Saab has received an order from the Australian Government under the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) that will see the continuation of sustainment for Navy’s ANZAC-class frigates. WAMA is a strategic partnership which includes Saab Australia, BAE Systems Australia Defence and Naval Ship Management Australia. This five-year follow-on programme is a continuation of the ongoing framework sustainment agreement that covers the ANZAC-class frigates, shore support and training facilities through the remaining life of the capability. Saab Australia has been supporting the ANZAC-class frigates for 20 years and, under the sustainment…

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Babcock signs AU$200 million agreement with Royal Australian Navy

Leading engineering company Babcock’s 50/50 joint venture with UGL has been awarded a further five year agreement, worth around £115 million (AU$200 million) to the Group, to provide maintenance support services for the Australian Navy. The programme agreement, starting in January 2018, will see the Naval Ship Management (NSM) joint venture deliver critical engineering services to sustain eight ANZAC Class Frigates as part of the long-term Australian Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA). NSM will undertake the planning, scheduling, management and execution of preventative and corrective maintenance for the ANZAC fleet…

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