CONTENT PREVIEW
Naval Weapons

RAN Future Frigates to carry SM-2 Block IIIA anti-air missiles

16 February 2017

The Standard SM-2 Block IIIA medium-range anti-air missile has been mandated for the nine Future Frigates to be acquired for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) under Project Sea 5000, informed sources have confirmed to Jane's .

The SM-2, along with the long-range active phased-array CEAFAR2-S/X/L radar suite under development by Canberra-based CEA, is understood to be the only equipment classed as mandatory rather than desirable for the AUD35 billion (USD26 billion) programme, which will begin replacing the RAN's eight Anzac-class frigates from the mid-2020s.

The three shortlisted contenders - the Type 26 Global Combat Ship proposed by BAE Systems, the anti-submarine variant of the Carlo Bergamini class offered by Fincantieri, and a modified F-100 design proposed by Navantia - are currently undergoing a competitive evaluation process expected to be completed towards the end of 2017.



(135 of 302 words)
ADVERTISEMENT

Industry Links

IHS Jane's is not responsible for the content within or linking from Industry Links pages.
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT