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$148m upgrade on the radar for Anzac Class frigates

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Anzac-class frigates HMAS Ballarat (155), HMAS Stuart (153) and HMAS Anzac (150) transit through Cockburn Sound in Western Australia on the way to Fleet Base West. Image via Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence.

An Australian defence contractor has been awarded a $148 million contract to upgrade the capabilities of the Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac Class frigates.

Canberra's CEA Technologies, which previously built the medium range Anti-Ship Missile Defence radar currently on the Anzac Class, will undertake the production of new air search, known as the CEAFAR2-L for the Anzac Class frigates. The contract is part of the larger program that will modify the ships and integrate the radars, which has a total value of over $400 million.

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"The air search radar upgrade will ensure Defence is able to adapt to modern and evolving air and missile threats and maintain a capability edge for the life of the Anzac Class," Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne said at the announcement in Sydney.

"The radar has been developed by CEA Technologies here in Canberra, a company that employs almost 400 staff, whose technology is leading the world and being adopted by armed forces across the globe.

"The air search radar represents a leading-edge technology innovation and reflects a positive and effective ongoing collaboration between Defence and CEA Technologies over the last 15 years.

"CEA Technologies will build on the technology developed for the Anzac Class frigates to develop the next-generation of air search radars for the Future Frigates."

The minister said more Australian companies will be involved in improving the frigates' air search radar.

"In addition to CEA, wider Australian industry will play a vital role in installing and sustaining the air search radar, particularly in providing local employment opportunities in Fremantle, Western Australia, with flow on benefits for the local economy,” he said.  

 

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