HMAS Warramunga will now conduct a thorough review of these new systems before conducting sea trials before recommissioning in 2021. Russell Parker, Managing Director of WAMA Alliance, said: “AMCAP shows how an alliance between the Commonwealth of Australia and the Defence Industry can work effectively together to provide complex and interconnected capital support programs to achieve the Navy`s capabilities and availability.” NSM provides the continued maintenance of Australian Anzac-class frigates as part of the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA). WAMA, on loan in 2016, is a strategic partnership with NSM, BAE Systems, SAAB and the Commonwealth to manage the assets of Anzac-class frigates until the end of their lifespan. Together, the Alliance provides warships that are materially capable of long-term efficiency for the Royal Australian Navy. BAE Systems Australia ($1.33 billion), Saab Australia (US$125 million) and Naval Ship Management (US$444 million) will work on the current framework agreement to support the ANZAC class, shore aid and training organizations over the remaining capacity life. The Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) Alliance has lowered HMAS Warramunga to Henderson, the third Anzac-class frigate, which has received a complete upgrade to Anzac Mid Life`s venture capital insurance program (AMCAP). The work was carried out jointly with participants from WAMA, an alliance between BAE Systems, SAAB Australia, Naval Ship Management and the Commonwealth of Australia, which supports the anzac-class frigates in service. Since arriving in Henderson in May 2019, approximately 370,000 hours of work have been invested in the ship. AMCAP includes the replacement of the existing air search radar capability with the new CEAAFAR L-Band long-range air detection radar.
Other important work on Warramunga was as follows: Currently, the eight ships in the class are being driven by the ANZAC Mid-Life Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP), which will include a number of upgrades, including a new active phased matrix aerial surveillance radar. HMAS Arunta has been in the field since September of last year in Henderson`s Common User Facility, and work on each frigate is expected to take approximately a year and be completed by the end of 2022. HMAS Toowoomba (II) is the seventh Anzac-class frigate to enter service in 2003 and commissioned in 2005. It was scheduled for its usual maintenance, but the ship`s regular maintenance activity revealed that the oil distribution box was leaking… As part of the upgrade, some content is moved and the location is changed. We appreciate your patience as we move through this process. Most of the WAMA work is done at Henderson, AV. Naval Ship Management consists of a joint venture between UGL and Babcock.