Upgrade to make New Zealand frigates more versatile

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    Upgrade making frigates more versatile
    New Zealand - 11 february 2011

    The second phase of a $58 million project to upgrade systems aboard the Navy frigates Te Kaha and Te Mana has begun, Defence Minister Wayne Mapp said today.

    “Our Navy works closely with other countries and is a valued international partner in our region’s security arrangements.

    “This upgrade in our frigates’ capability will improve the performance and extend the range of conditions in which they are effective,” he said.

    The Minister said that design and manufacturing contracts have been awarded to Siemens (NZ) Ltd, Noske-Kaiser NZ Ltd, Australian Marine Technologies Pty Ltd, and ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems Australia.

    “The ANZAC Platform Systems Upgrade (PSU) contracts will allow the Navy to leverage off the technology developments that have been made over the past 20 years,” the Minister said.

    The contracts awarded are for the upgrade of the Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) and the Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) system on board the ships. The upgraded IPMS will provide improved control and monitoring systems and will enable the introduction of more automation.

    The upgrade of the HVAC system will reduce the effects of temperature on the performance and availability of a number of key systems, as well as improving conditions for the crew.

    The ANZAC frigates are the mainstay of the Navy’s combat force, and have a range of over 7000 nautical miles. They are armed with a five-inch gun, torpedoes, air defence missiles and close-in weapons systems for self-defence.

    The frigates also carry a SH2G Seasprite helicopter armed with air-to-surface missiles, making these ships the sharp end of New Zealand’s maritime defences.

    The upgrade work will be carried out in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and Germany.



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    Class and type: Anzac class frigate

    Displacement: 3,600 tonnes full load

    Length: 118 metres (387 ft)

    Beam: 15 metres (49 ft)

    Draught: 4 metres (13 ft)

    Propulsion: 1 × General Electric LM2500+ gas turbine providing 30,000 hp (22.5 MW)
    2 × MTU 12V1163 TB83 diesel engines providing 8,840 hp (6.5 MW)
    two shafts with controllable pitch propellers in CODOG configuration

    Complement: 178 Officers and ratings (25 Officers, 153 ratings)

    Sensors and processing systems: Sonars: Thomson Sintra Spherion B Mod 5; hull-mounted; active search and attack; medium frequency. Provision for towed array

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

    Surface search radar: CelsiusTech 9LV 453 TIR (Ericsson Tx/Rx) (G-band)

    Navigation: Atlas Elektronik 9600 ARPA (I-band)

    Electronic warfare and decoys: ESM: Racal modified Sceptre A (radar intercept), Telefunken PST-1720 Telegon 10 (comms intercept)

    Countermeasures: Decoys: G & D Aircraft SRBOC Mk 36 Mod 1 decoy launchers for SRBOC

    Armament: Guns and missiles: 1 × 5 in/54 (127 mm) Mk 45 Mod 2 gun, Phalanx CIWS, various machine guns and small arms, Mk 41 Mod 5 VLS for Sea Sparrow and Evolved Sea Sparrow

    Torpedoes: 2 × triple 324 mm Mk 32 Mod 5 tubes

    Fire control: CelsiusTech 9LV 453 (J-band)

    Combat data systems: CelsiusTech 9LV 453 Mk 3.Link 11

    Weapons control: CelsiusTech 9LV 453 optronic director with Raytheon CW Mk 73 Mod 1

    Aircraft carried: One KAMAN SH-2G Super Seasprite helicopter


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    File Photo: HMNZS Te Mana (F111):
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    Anzac frigates face test in major exercise
    NEW ZEALAND - 5 MAY 2011

    Over the next two weeks the Royal New Zealand Navy’s ANZAC Frigates TE MANA and TE KAHA will be participating in a Five Powers Defence Arrangements Exercise in the waters of South East Asia.

    The Five Power Defence Arrangements provide a framework for defence co-operation between Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom, and came into being on 1 November 1971.

    The exercise will involve fast jets, submarines, warships and personnel from all participating nations and is designed to strengthen regional security arrangements.

    The exercise takes place in the South China Sea from 2 to 13 May.

    The multi-national exercise, named Bersama Shield, involves 1 submarine, 9 ships, 57 fixed wing aircraft (including 8 F-18s, 4 MIG 29s, and 16 F-16s), 5 maritime helicopters and a variety of air and land-based support elements from New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

    “The exercise will be an intense and challenging time for the Ships Companies and will serve to provide further opportunities to reinforce the operational training standards that have been achieved to date, throughout this 5 month deployment.,” said Commander John Butcher, Commanding Officer of HMNZS TE MANA, and Commander Task Group of the deployed NZ frigates.

    “During the exercise the frigates will come under simulated attack from ships and aircraft giving us the opportunity to test our combat systems and people in realistic circumstances. Sailors will be on defence watches 24/7 and will be tested across the full range of military skills.”

    Exercise Bersama Shield builds on the close working relationship that already exists between the five nations through the Five Power Defence Agreement.


    TE MANA and TE KAHA are combat ready, and capable of operating around the Pacific and Asia or globally to protect New Zealand’s interests.

    Source: New Zealand Defence Force
     
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    HMNZS TE MANA successfully test fires PHALANX CIWS
    NEW ZEALAND - 12 MAY 2011

    HMNZS TE MANA has successfully test-fired her Close in Weapons System (CIWS) during exercises in the South China Sea.

    The CIWS (also known as a Phalanx) is a 6 barreled radar controlled 20mm machine gun that can fire up to 75 rounds of hardened steel bullets a second (4500 per minute). The purpose of the firing was to calibrate the CIWS radar tracking system to ensure accuracy. Four firings were undertaken, with a total of 550 rounds fired.

    The weapon is designed as last-line of defence against Anti-Ship Missiles and other air targets. If a target isn't destroyed at long-range by the ships missile system the CIWS fires a curtain of bullets to destroy the target as it closes in on the ship.

    TE MANA's Phalanx was upgraded in 2010 to improve its fire-control system, giving it the ability to target fast-moving surface targets, such as speedboats, as well as missiles and other air targets. An upgraded Phalanx will be fitted to TE KAHA later this year.

    HMNZS TE MANA and TE KAHA are participating in a Five Powers Defence Arrangements Exercise in the waters of South East Asia.

    The multi-national Exercise named Bersama Shield, involving 1 submarine, 9 ships, 57 fixed wing aircraft (including 8 F-18s, 4 MIG 29s, and 16 F-16s), 5 maritime helicopters and a variety of air and land-based support elements from New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

    The Five Power Defence Arrangements provide a framework for defence co-operation between Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom, and came into being on 1 November 1971.


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    RNZN ANZAC Frigate Integrated Bridge System accepted

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    The Integrated Bridge System (IBS) supplied by OSI Maritime Systems for the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) ANZAC Frigate programme have successfully completed Sea Acceptance Trials, the company announced on 18 September. The IBS, or Integrated Navigation & Tactical System (INTS), is being fitted into the RNZN’s ANZAC Frigates as part of a mid-life upgrade programme to replace obsolete equipment, improve ship stability and increase performance. The INTS is a fully scalable, International Maritime Organisation- and NATO STANAG 4564 WECDIS-compliant IBS, designed to be flexible enough to meet the requirements of demanding military environments. Built around OSI’s Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems , INTS integrates selected radars and navigation sensors, providing a comprehensive IBS that enables the RNZN to resolve the obsolescence of the navigation radar and reduce manpower requirements on the bridge through the interfacing into the replacement Integrated Platform Management Systems.
    RNZN ANZAC Frigate Integrated Bridge System accepted - News - Shephard
     
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