HMAS Warramunga Completes Missile Upgrade

Australian Navy’s HMAS Warramunga returned to the water on 8 April after over a year out of the water in upgrade.

Warramunga is the fourth Anzac class frigate to undergo the Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade program, a world class program that provides an enhanced sensor and weapons systems capability.

The upgrade showcases Australian design and integration capability, with new Phased Array Radar technology designed by CEA Technologies in Canberra, upgrades to combat systems performed by Saab Systems in South Australia, and platform integration design by BAE Systems in Victoria. In addition to this a substantial maintenance package is also completed to ensure compliance with the tenets of seaworthiness.

HMAS Warramunga will remain at Fleet Base West to complete the maintenance package and the long process of Harbour Acceptance Trials and seaworthiness boards. Concurrent with this effort, the ship’s company is also preparing HMAS Parramatta to enter the upgrade in the coming weeks.

On completion of trials, Warramunga will return to her new home port – Sydney, in September 2015.

Image: Australian Navy

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