Her Majesty’s New Zealand Ship (HMNZS) Anzac-class frigate Te Kaha has been transferred into the care of Lockheed Martin Canada, the company announced on 26 April.
The vessel will receive an upgraded combat management system (CMS) based on Lockheed Martin’s CMS 330, in addition to the integration of other sensors, the Sea Ceptor anti-missile system, and a combat systems trainer, to be refitted for further service.
The original contract for the refit programme, known as the Frigate Systems Upgrade (FSU) was signed in 2014, but a revised version was signed in December 2017, at an expected cost of NZD639 million (USD453 million).
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