NSM offers the maintenance of the Australian Anzac-class frigates under the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA). WaMA was awarded in 2016 and is a strategic partnership with NSM, BAE Systems, SAAB and the Commonwealth for the entire asset management of the Anzac-class frigates until the end of their lifespan. Together, the Alliance provides warships that are physically capable of sailing, which will improve the long-term effectiveness of the Royal Australian Navy. HMAS Warramunga is currently undergoing extensive testing on these new systems before it is scheduled to return to service in 2021 before being tested at sea. Russell Parker, Chief Executive of the WAMA Alliance, said: “AMCAP shows how an alliance between the Commonwealth of Australia and the defence industry can effectively cooperate to deliver complex and interdependent capital acquisition and conservation programmes to achieve the capabilities and availability outcomes of the navy.” BAE Systems Australia ($1.33 billion), Saab Australia ($125 million) and Naval Ship Management ($444 million) will work on the current framework agreement that will cover ANZAC-class frigates, land support and training services for the remaining life of the capability. The Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) Alliance docked HMAS Warramunga at Henderson, the third Anzac-class frigate, which received a full upgrade from the Anzac Mid Life Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP). The work was carried out in collaboration 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, around 370,000 hours of work have been invested in the ship. The AMCAP includes the replacement of the existing air search radar capability with the new ceAFAR L-Band long-range air search radar. Other important work on Warramunga has been: we thank you for your patience as we go through this process. Currently, the eight ships in the class are going through ANZAC`s Intermediate Life Safety Assurance Program (AMCAP), which will include a series of upgrades, including a new active phased-array aerial surveillance radar. Since last September, HMAS Arunta has been based on Henderson`s Common User Facility, and work for each frigate is expected to take about a year and is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.
As part of the upgrade, some content is moved and its location changed. Most of the work under WAMA is done in Henderson, WA. Naval Ship Management consists of a joint venture between UGL and Babcock. The Defence website is currently undergoing further development and upgrade to our new website and user experience. HMAS Toowoomba (II) is the seventh Anzac-class frigate that was launched in 2003 and commissioned in 2005. It was intended for its usual maintenance availability, but the ship`s regular maintenance activity revealed that the oil distribution box was leaking. NSM offers a number of services to support the ANZAC class, including:. . .