19 Agustus 2016
HMAS Toowoomba, currently undergoing an Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade at Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia (photo : RAN)
The Royal Australian Navy's (RAN's) ANZAC (MEKO 200)-class guided-missile frigate HMAS Toowoomba has begun anti-ship missile defence (ASMD) upgrade works, the service disclosed on 17 August.
Work on the ship commenced on 1 August at the Henderson Shipyard in Western Australia, and the platform is scheduled to undock in September 2016, the service added.
The ASMD upgrades are being conducted under an AUD650 million (USD499 million) programme, known as the Project SEA 1448 Phase 2, to bolster the ANZAC class' anti-ship missile defence capabilities.
Toowoomba is expected to receive a number of systems including the installation of the CEAFAR S-band active phased-array radar, the CEAMOUNT X-band multichannel active phased-array missile fire-control illuminator, the Saab Systems 9LV 453 combat management system, and the Sagem Vampir NG infrared search-and-track system.