Step forward for Royal Australian Navy's Upgraded Anti-Ship Missile Defence

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    Step forward for Navy's Anti-Ship Missile Defence
    AUSTRALIA - 7 JUNE 2011

    A major milestone in the delivery of an upgraded Anti-Ship Missile Defence for the Royal Australian Navy's Anzac Class frigates has been achieved with the completion of a successful trial of the system.

    Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare said the project involved a comprehensive upgrade of the HMAS Perth's anti-ship missile defence systems including a new phased array radar.

    "This technology was developed and designed here in Australia by CEA Technologies," Mr Clare said.

    "It's cutting edge technology which will improve the ability of our frigates to detect and track targets.

    "It also means the Ship is now capable of engaging multiple targets at the same time."

    Test firing was conducted at sea last month and involved the successful firing of an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile using the phased array radar system.

    The Ship leaves today for the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii to conduct operational testing.

    HMAS Perth is the lead Ship in this project. Defence will now prepare a business case for Government to upgrade the other seven ANZAC Class frigates.


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    Source: Australia Ministry of Defence
     
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    HMAS Perth (Royal Australian Navy - Anzac Class frigate):

    HMAS Perth is the eighth and final Anzac Class frigate to be built by Tenix for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Two other ships of the class have also been commissioned into the Royal New Zealand Navy.

    The first steel for Perth was cut on 23 August 2000 and the keel was laid on 24 July 2003. Perth was launched by Ms Margaret Gee, daughter of Perth (I) survivor Allan Gee, on 20 March 2004. Perth was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy on Saturday 26th August 2006.

    Perth is the first of the Anzac Class ships to undergo the Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade; it is expected to complete its trials in July 2011. Based on the success of this extensive Upgrade, Government will consider upgrading the remaining ships in Class.

    The ship can embark a multi-role Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter to enhance anti-submarine, anti-surface warfare and Search and Rescue capabilities. Embarkation of a helicopter also provides the ship with the capability to deliver air-launched torpedoes.


    Type: Surface Combatant

    Classification: Frigate Helicopter (FFH)

    Class: Anzac Class

    Commissioned: 26 August 2006

    Displacement: 3,720 tonnes

    Length: 118 metres

    Beam: 14.8 metres

    Armament:

    â—¦5 inch Mk45 Mod 2 automatic rapid fire gun
    â—¦Mk 41 vertical launch system with Sea Sparrow anti-air missiles
    â—¦Harpoon Anti-ship missiles
    â—¦Nulka and Seagnat decoy systems
    â—¦2 x Mk32 Mod 5 triple mounted torpedo tubes
    â—¦Mk 46 torpedoes
    â—¦MU 90 torpedoes
    â—¦4 x 50 calibre (12.7mm) machine guns

    Sensors & Processing Systems:

    â—¦Sonars: Thomson Sintra Spherion B Mod 5; hull-mounted; active search and attack; medium frequency. Provision for towed array

    â—¦Air search radar: Raytheon AN/SPS-49(V)8 ANZ (C/D-band)

    â—¦Anti-ship Missile Defence Radar System: CEA Technologies CEAFAR/CEAMOUNT active Phased Array Radar (S-Band/X-Band)

    â—¦Dual SAGEM Vampir Infra-Red Search and Track System

    â—¦Navigation Radar: Dual Kelvin Hughes Sharp-eye (I-band) radar system

    Main Machinery:

    â—¦1 x General Electric LM2500 gas turbine engine;

    â—¦2 x MTU 12V 1163 diesels driving two controllable pitch propellers

    Speed: 28 knots

    Company: 173


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    Source: Australia Ministry of Defence
     
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    PACIFIC OCEAN (June 20, 2011) A Standard Missile (SM 2) is fired from the Royal Australian Navy guided-missile frigate HMAS Sydney (FFG 3) during a live-fire exercise near the Pacific Missile Range off the coast of Hawaii. HMAS Sydney was on a Mid Pacific (MIDPAC) deployment to test and evaluate the Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade.
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    PACIFIC OCEAN (June 20, 2011) A Standard Missile (SM 2) is fired from the Royal Australian Navy guided-missile frigate HMAS Sydney (FFG 3) during a live-fire exercise near the Pacific Missile Range off the coast of Hawaii. HMAS Sydney was on a Mid Pacific (MIDPAC) deployment to test and evaluate the Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade.
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