USE THIS ONEThe Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) Alliance has undocked HMAS Warramunga at Henderson, the third Anzac class frigate to receive a full Anzac Mid Life Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade. The work has been undertaken collaboratively with participants of the WAMA, which is an alliance between BAE Systems, SAAB Australia, Naval Ship Management and the Commonwealth of Australia that provides in service support to the Anzac Class frigates. Since arriving at Henderson in May 2019, around 370,000 hours of work have been invested in the ship. Included in the AMCAP is the replacement of the existing Air Search Radar capability with the new CEAFAR L-band long-range air search radar. Other major work on Warramunga included:

  • Upgraded ventilation systems;
  • New sewage systems;
  • Improvements to the Control and Monitoring System;
  • Engine modifications to improve power and efficiency;
  • Upgrade of Control and Monitoring System;
  • Enhancement to Combat situational awareness suite;
  • Engine modifications including engine overhaul, gearbox and propulsion shaft works; and
  • A new communications suite.

HMAS Warramunga will now undergo extensive testing of these new systems prior to undertaking sea trials, ahead of a planned return to service in 2021. WAMA Alliance General Manager Russell Parker said: “AMCAP demonstrates how an alliance between the Commonwealth of Australia and Defence Industry can effectively collaborate to deliver complex and interrelated capital acquisition and sustainment programs to achieve Navy’s capability and availability outcomes.”


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