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Old 26-03-2017, 11:03
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HMNZS Te Kaha is about to head off for an upgrade, Te Mana next year.

From what I read, it will bring them up to date and extend their life ?

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Old 26-03-2017, 12:00
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HMNZS Te Kaha is about to head off for an upgrade, Te Mana next year.

From what I read, it will bring them up to date and extend their life ?

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The specs for their modernizations indicate that they will certainly be much more capable ships when they emerge from their time here in Canada.

http://www.defence.govt.nz/what-we-d...s-upgrade-fsu/

I am sure that her ship's company will be welcomed with open arms by both the military and civilian populations of Victoria, British Columbia, where her modernization will take place.
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Old 26-03-2017, 13:58
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Brian:

The specs for their modernizations indicate that they will certainly be much more capable ships when they emerge from their time here in Canada.

http://www.defence.govt.nz/what-we-d...s-upgrade-fsu/

I am sure that her ship's company will be welcomed with open arms by both the military and civilian populations of Victoria, British Columbia, where her modernization will take place.
Looking at photos of the Anzac class, there seems very little space topside for the CAMM silo's. I read on a kiwi defence site that the intention is for 32 CAMM quad packed, so eight silo's. Do you have any idea of where they are planned to be situated. I know they are fitted at the moment with 8 ESSM , but I am finding it quite difficult to identify them onboard. Are they in the space directly forward of the bridge.

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Looking at photos of the Anzac class, there seems very little space topside for the CAMM silo's. I read on a kiwi defence site that the intention is for 32 CAMM quad packed, so eight silo's. Do you have any idea of where they are planned to be situated. I know they are fitted at the moment with 8 ESSM , but I am finding it quite difficult to identify them onboard. Are they in the space directly forward of the bridge.

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Not sure what the configuration will be for the CAMM, but the current ESSM are located right aft of the funnels - as shown here:

http://s22.photobucket.com/user/Bage...n76ip.jpg.html
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Old 26-03-2017, 22:17
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Not sure what the configuration will be for the CAMM, but the current ESSM are located right aft of the funnels - as shown here:

http://s22.photobucket.com/user/Bage...n76ip.jpg.html
THe NZ frigates still carry Sea Sparrow not ESSM and I guess the question I have is, can Sea Ceptor be fittted to the Mk 41 VLS currently fitted. These are quad packed in the Oz frigates giving 32 missiles the same number planned for the euro missiles.
If they can't there will still be plenty of room in that space for the new system.
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THe NZ frigates still carry Sea Sparrow not ESSM
Apologies - you are quite right about the Sea Sparrow.
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Old 27-03-2017, 07:54
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Thanks to both of you for your answers.

In ref to sea ceptor, yes it is designed to be quad packed in the Mk41 launcher and MBDA have already carried out trials in that format. It can also be used with the Sylver launcher.

http://www.mbda-systems.com/product/sea-ceptor/
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HMAS Ballarat has been visiting China and exercising with the PLA N.

The link has some nice photos of the two ships.
The Jiangkai class flight deck seems a bit small and limiting to this non aviation observer.

http://news.navy.gov.au/en/201704/Fleet/3671
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Assail: It is good to see some positive naval interaction with the PLAN and a western navy.
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Old 19-04-2017, 19:04
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Tim: So true.
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Old 20-04-2017, 07:01
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"I am sure that her ship's company will be welcomed with open arms by both the military and civilian populations of Victoria, British Columbia, where her modernization will take place."
Unless things have changed dramatically since "Canterbury" (F421) visited the place in 1984 and 1985, the female population will certainly welcome the RNZN with open "arms".
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Several questions seeking a response should anyone reading this thread care to nip across to the 'Other Naval Topics' forum - 'Masts for Sensors - Not for Sails' thread, post #269 titled:-

Anzac Class Frigates folding mast on Bridge Roof

A folding mast with what appear to be two vertically separated Navigation or Working lights.


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HMAS Arunta has been busy on Operation Manitou during her deployment to the Middle East and North Indian Ocean.
Her most recent haul has been 260kgs of heroin and twice before, 800kgs of hashish and a further 260kgs of heroin.

Her relief will be HMAS Newcastle currently exercising with the Indian Navy off Fremantle during AUSINDEX.

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Old 19-06-2017, 22:10
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HMAS Stuart was the last of the 8 ships to undergo the Anti Ship Missile Defence upgrade and will rejoin the fleet soon.
This upgrade took about 6000,000 hours of work and included; the combat management system, an infra red search and track system, CEAFAR radar, and a dual navigation radar system. The upgrade also included a number of complex engineering and structural changes which included enclosing the quarterdeck and mods to accommodate the MH 90 helos.

BAE Henderson is now preparing for further upgrades to all 8 ships known as the Anzac Midlife Capability upgrade Programme AMCAP. The six year AUD2 billion programme will commence with Arunta docking in September this year and includes upgrades to; engines, propulsion, lighting, heating/cooling, communications systems, torpedoes self defence and Nulka enhancements.

Courtesy of "Australian Warship" magazine.
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Old 20-06-2017, 20:55
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Assail: It is interesting that the next modernization is designed to extend the lives of the ANZAC Class. Canada faces the same challenge with the Halifax Class. Such programs are crucial to maintaining a workable fleet until the next generation of frigates arrive.

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