Chapter Six - Defence Materiel Organisation > Approved Major Capital Equipment Projects > SEA 1428 Ph 2B/3
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Approved Major Capital Equipment Projects

Top 30 Projects by 2004-05 Expenditure

SEA 1428 Ph 2B/3 Evolved SeaSparrow Missile

Prime contractor: Raytheon (United States)

This project will continue to incorporate the Evolved SeaSparrow missile capability into Navy service. Progressive missile deliveries have occurred since 2003 and will continue in 2005-06 and subsequent years. Anzac-class ships Warramunga, Stuart, Ballarat and Parramatta have been fitted with the Evolved SeaSparrow missile system. The remaining two Anzac ships under construction are having the system fitted. The first two Australian Anzac ships, HMAS Anzac and HMAS Arunta, will be upgraded during maintenance periods in 2005-06.

European test firings of improved missiles have been successful, giving more confidence in Evolved Seasparrow missile capability.

The Evolved SeaSparrow missile has also been selected as an element of the anti-ship missile defence system for the guided missile frigates under their upgrade program.

The variation in 2004-05 expenditure was due to early payment for missiles previously forecast in 2005-06, delay in award of the Missile Canister Loading Equipment contract, and exchange rate variations.

The project achieved its 2004-05 revised estimate.

This project contributes to Navy capability.

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