The first of eight Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Anzac-class frigates has completed an extensive mid-life capability assurance programme (AMCAP) that includes the inaugural installation of a second-generation CEAFAR2-L active phased array air search radar.
The AMCAP forms the major work element within an AUD2 billion (USD1.4 billion) Warship Asset Management Agreement signed in April 2016. Under the eight-year programme, BAE Systems Australia, Saab Australia, Naval Ship Management, and the Australian government are jointly supporting the 3,600-tonne Anzac-class frigates until their replacement in the 2030s under Project Sea 5000 by nine Hunter-class Future Frigates based on BAE Systems' Type 26 Global Combat Ship.
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