Australia’s HMAS Arunta Returns to Sea

By Eric Haun
Friday, June 27, 2014
HMAS Arunta on her first day at sea conducting a boat transfer (Australia Department of Defense photo)

A milestone has been achieved in the Anti-Ship Missile Defense (ASMD) Upgrade Program with HMAS Arunta setting sail for her sea acceptance trials this week.

Chief Executive Officer, Defense Materiel Organization (DMO) Warren King and the Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN, together congratulated all those involved in the program.

King said the ASMD Project will deliver a capability providing an improved level of self defense against modern anti-ship missiles for the Royal Australian Navy’s ANZAC Class frigates. Arunta was the second of the eight ANZAC Frigates to complete the upgrade.

“This has been achieved by successfully integrating the Australian designed CEA Phased Array Radar with an upgraded SAAB Combat Management System,” King said. “This is a world class capability which was proven by HMAS Perth with successful missile firings off the coast of Hawaii in September 2013.”

King said the ASMD Upgrade Program, which also includes major maintenance and repair work, is continuing with HMAS ANZAC due to undock and commence Harbor Acceptance Trials in July and the remaining five ships to be upgraded by 2017.

“I acknowledge the success of the program has been due to the outstanding efforts and collaboration by BAE Systems, SAAB, CEA Technologies, Navy, the DMO and the Defense Science and Technology Organization,” King said.

V.Adm. Griggs joined King’s praise for the program’s success, stating, “This program provides the ANZAC Class and the Navy with a capability that is world class and will be a contributing feature of our ability to fight and win at sea."

During the last eighteen months every compartment within HMAS Arunta has been affected with more than 30,000 meters of fiber optic cabling laid. A substantial maintenance package was also completed to ensure compliance with the tenets of seaworthiness.

defence.gov.au
 

  • HMAS Arunta on her first day at sea (Australia Department of Defense photo)

    HMAS Arunta on her first day at sea (Australia Department of Defense photo)

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