Equipping Defence

Anzac Ship Anti-Ship Missile Defence

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Project Number:
SEA 1448 Phase 2B
Royal Australian Navy

Project description

The Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade SEA 1448 Phase 2 project will provide the ANZAC Class Frigates with an enhanced level of self-defence against modern anti-ship missiles.

There are two sub-phases of SEA 1448 Phase 2. Phase 2B of the ASMD Project, will introduce an indigenous, leading edge technology, phased array radar (CEAFAR) and missile illuminator (CEAMOUNT) collectively referred to as the Phased Array Radar (PAR) System. The PAR System delivers enhanced target detection and tracking that allows Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles to engage multiple targets simultaneously.

A new dual ship-set I-Band Navigation radar will coincidentally be provided under this Phase to replace the navigation function performed by the Target Indication Radar, at the same time replacing the obsolescent Krupp Atlas 9600.

Deliverable Original Planned Achieved / Forecast Notes

Project Year of Commencement

Sep 2005

Initial Materiel Release (IMR)

N/A Jun 2011

Initial Operational Capability (IOC)

Dec 2009 Sep 2014

Variance is directly linked to updated Materiel Acquisition Agreement which moved IOC until after PAR System had been proven against Supersonic Targets. All IOC documentation has been submitted to Navy for processing.

Final Materiel Release (FMR)

Jul 2017 Sep 2017

Variance is due to approval of ships 2-8 by Government.

Final Operational Capability (FOC)

Mar 2013 Oct 2017

Variance is directly linked to the change of acquisition strategy - movement from a one plus seven ship program to an eight ship program.

Content is current as at December 2014 and will be updated annually.

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