The Australian government announced on 3 November that it will invest AUD207 million (USD 159 million) into upgrading the Nulka missile decoy system used by Royal Australian Navy (RAN) vessels.
In a joint statement Minister for Defence Marise Payne and Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne said the upgrade will take place during the next 20 years and ensure that the system “remains at the cutting edge into the future”.
The upgraded system will be installed in all RAN frigates and Hobart-class air warfare destroyers and introduced for the first time on the Canberra-class landing helicopter docks.
The ministers pointed out that the Nulka system will continue to be upgraded in the coming decades “to keep pace with anti-ship missile technologies and ensure our sailors have the best available protection at sea”.
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