ASMD Upgrade Program


04/26/2017: HMAS Parramatta undocking after her Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade at BAE Systems Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia.

HMAS Parramatta achieved a significant milestone in the Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade program when she undocked from the BAE Systems Henderson Shipyard in Western Australia on 19 April 2016.

The ASMD upgrade program significantly enhances the capability of the ship’s weapons and sensors systems.

The upgrade includes the addition of a ‘cupola’ mast to house the CEA Phased Array Radar, replacement and upgrades and maintenance of combat, propulsion and electrical systems and painting in the new Royal Australian Navy ‘haze grey’.

The undocking was accompanied by a ribbon cutting ceremony by Mrs Jill Green who is the daughter of the late Lieutenant G.W.A. (Bill) Langford who the Executive Officer of HMAS Parramatta II and was lost in 1941 when his ship was torpedoed and sunk between Alexandria and Tobruk .

Parramatta arrived alongside the Henderson Common User Facility to continue the next stage of the ASMD upgrade program which will involve Harbour Acceptance Trials in support of the upgrade and complete Engineering Maintenance Availability.

Credit: Australian Ministry of Defense:4/19/17