New RAN ASW capability to include towed arrays for Anzac-class frigates

by Julian Kerr

The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) eight Anzac-class frigates are, about 16 to 21 years after commissioning, to be equipped with towed array sonar systems, the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has disclosed.

In a 21 March notification on the AusTender website, the DoD said a Request for Information (RFI) would be released “within the month” in relation to Project Sea 1408: a consolidation of Sea 1408 Phase 3 Project - Torpedo Self Defence and Project Sea 5014 Phase 2 Anzac Towed Array Sonar.

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