BAE Systems Upgrades Australia’s ANZAC Class Frigates

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today BAE Systems Upgrades Australia’s ANZAC Class Frigates October 8, 2015 BAE Systems Upgrades Australia’s ANZAC Class Frigates View post tag: Asia-Pacific View post tag: BAe Systems Sustainment teams on both sides of Australia are upgrading ANZAC class frigates HMAS Perth and HMAS Anzac to significantly increase their capability.Across each warship, BAE Systems Australia is delivering more than 15 complex engineering changes including enclosing the quarter deck, modifications to accommodate the MH-60 Romeo naval helicopters, relocation of the on-board gymnasium and radar cross section remediation works. One ship will also have an Electronic Surveillance Mast and supporting communications equipment installed.It will take more than 32,000 hours to complete the two major packages of work. HMAS Perth is being upgraded at the Common User Facility at Henderson in Western Australia and is due to be completed by early December.HMAS Anzac is in Sydney at Fleet Base East Garden Island with work due to be finished this month. HMAS Perth and HMAS Anzac underwent Anti Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrades in 2011 and 2014 respectively at the Company’s Henderson facility in Western Australia.Since the In-Service Support began with the delivery of ANZAC ships from the initial build program at Williamstown shipyard, BAE Systems has been working as part of the ANZAC Alliance on a wide range of engineering design and integration tasks to introduce new capability, resulting in a fleet that is technologically advanced and highly capable of meeting all operational requirements.[mappress mapid=”17137″]Image: BAE Systems View post tag: Anzac Share this article Authorities View post tag: Frigates View post tag: Australialast_img read more

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Pakistan picks STM over DCNS for submarine modernization

first_img Authorities View post tag: DCNS Share this article June 23, 2016 Despite of the fact that the Pakistan Navy’s Agosta 90B submarines were designed and built by French DCNS, Pakistan has chosen Turkey’s STM to carry out modernization of three of the submarines.The contract between Pakistan’s Ministry of Defence Production and STM was signed on June 22, 2016 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.After the tendering process was initiated April 16, STM and DCNS underwent a competitive evaluation process which determined STM to be more suitable for the role.According to STM, the modernization operations will be performed at a local shipyard in Pakistan and the first submarine is expected to be delivered in 45 months.The other submarines are estimated to be modernized with 1 year in between the modernization of each.The three Agosta 90B diesel electric submarines are an improved version of the initial two Agosta’s acquired by Pakistan between 1979 and 198o.PNS Khalid (S137), the first modernized submarine was built in France and completed in 1999. PNS Saad and PNS Hamza joined the Pakistani Navy by 2008.Pakistan also has plans for developing an indigenous submarine which would have nuclear propulsion. Some reports say the development could start between 2017 and 2020 and take 5 to 8 years to complete. View post tag: STMcenter_img Pakistan picks STM over DCNS for Agosta submarine modernization Back to overview,Home naval-today Pakistan picks STM over DCNS for Agosta submarine modernization View post tag: Pakistan Navy View post tag: Agosta-classlast_img read more

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