The Royal Australian Navy’s helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac has arrived in Ferrol, as part of her NORTHERN TRIDENT 2015 deployment.
Anzac departed Sydney in March and has transited the Southern Ocean, Indian Ocean, the Red Sea, Suez Canal, the Mediterranean Sea and most recently the North Atlantic en route to Ferrol.
During the five month deployment, the ship has represented Australia at commemorative events in the Sea of Marmara, Cape Helles, Gallipoli, Italy, Malta and France.
Anzac’s visit to Ferrol will provide an important opportunity to demonstrate to the Spanish Armada the increased sensor and weapons capabilities provided by her recent Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade, which is built around an Australian design by CEA Technologies.
Together with the Australian Embassy in Madrid, Anzac will co-host an official reception, and the ship will also exercise with the Spanish Armada following the visit.
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