Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigates are getting upgraded air search radars which are to be delivered by CEA Technologies under a A$148 million contract.
The frigates will be receiving the new CEAFAR2-L radar as part of a larger Mid-Life Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP).
AMCAP will modify the ships and integrate the radars and has a total value of over $400 million.
“The air search radar upgrade will ensure defense is able to adapt to modern and evolving air and missile threats and maintain a capability edge for the life of the Anzac class,” Australian minister for defense industry Christopher Pyne said announcing the contract.
“The radar has been developed by CEA Technologies here in Canberra, a company that employs almost 400 staff, whose technology is leading the world and being adopted by armed forces across the globe.
“CEA Technologies will build on the technology developed for the Anzac class frigates to develop the next-generation of air search radars for the future frigates.
“In addition to CEA, wider Australian industry will play a vital role in installing and sustaining the air search radar, particularly in providing local employment opportunities in Fremantle, Western Australia, with flow on benefits for the local economy,” he said.