Topic: Frigate Helicopter (FFH)

Upgraded frigate sonar rollout almost complete

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Post Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade frigates HMA ships Anzac, right, and Arunta have both undergone the Broadband Sonar Advanced Processing System upgrade. The ships are seen here at Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Post Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade frigates HMA ships Anzac, right, and Arunta have both undergone the Broadband Sonar Advanced Processing System upgrade. The ships are seen here at Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia.

Upgrades to the Spherion B sonar processing systems in the Navy’s Anzac Class Frigates under SEA 1408 Phase 2 is almost complete, replacing the existing sonar processing system with the sovereign designed Broadband Sonar Advanced Processing System.

Ballarat strikes gold with unmanned aerial vehicle

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LEUT Michael Mulquiney (photographer), Mr Markus Winhofer (photographer)

822X Squadron Deputy Engineer Lieutenant Gareth Forbes recovers the S-100 Camcopter on HMAS Ballarat’s flight deck. (photo: )

822X Squadron Deputy Engineer Lieutenant Gareth Forbes recovers the S-100 Camcopter on HMAS Ballarat’s flight deck.

Two of Navy’s newest cutting-edge capabilities have combined, with the Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Ballarat embarking an S-100 Camcopter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for flight trials off the Eastern coast of Australia.

‘Parra’ enters dry dock ahead of next phase of deployments

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

HMAS Parramatta during a refit in the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island, Sydney, NSW. (photo: LSIS Leo Baumgartner)

HMAS Parramatta during a refit in the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island, Sydney, NSW.

HMAS Parramatta will boast improved crew internet connectivity and other services when she emerges from her first significant maintenance period since mid-2018, following a strong year of deployments and achievements.

Warramunga gets new mast as part of AMCAP upgrade program

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

HMAS Warramunga gets a new mast as part of the Anzac Class Midlife Capability Assurance Program upgrade, at Henderson Shipyard, WA. (photo: )

HMAS Warramunga gets a new mast as part of the Anzac Class Midlife Capability Assurance Program upgrade, at Henderson Shipyard, WA.

HMAS Warramunga has passed a significant milestone in its Anzac Class Midlife Capability Assurance Program at Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia, with the installation of a new mast.

Frigate upgrade program rolls on

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Aerial photograph of HMAS Arunta coming alongside to berth next to HMAS Anzac, right, at Fleet Base West, WA. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Aerial photograph of HMAS Arunta coming alongside to berth next to HMAS Anzac, right, at Fleet Base West, WA.

HMAS Anzac has joined HMAS Arunta as the second Anzac Class Frigate to undergo the Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program upgrade, representing a major milestone in the operational life of Navy’s Anzac Class Frigates.

Triple triumph for HMAS Parramatta

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

HMAS Parramatta and HMCS Ottawa during Exercise PACIFIC VANGUARD 2019 for the East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

HMAS Parramatta and HMCS Ottawa during Exercise PACIFIC VANGUARD 2019 for the East Asia Deployment.

HMAS Parramatta has taken out a number of awards, including the coveted Duke of Gloucester's Cup for 2019, for her exemplary conduct in a year of deployments.

Frigate returns after six month operational deployment

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba returns to Fleet Base West in Western Australia after a six month Operation MANITOU deployment in the Middle East Region. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

HMAS Toowoomba returns to Fleet Base West in Western Australia after a six month Operation MANITOU deployment in the Middle East Region.

HMAS Toowoomba has returned to her home port at Fleet Base West, Western Australia, following a successful deployment on Operation MANITOU.

Toowoomba steadfast at sea throughout operational deployment

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LCDR Jason Grivas (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba patrols the Southern Arabian Gulf in support of the International Maritime Security Construct as part of her six month deployment to the Middle East. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Toowoomba patrols the Southern Arabian Gulf in support of the International Maritime Security Construct as part of her six month deployment to the Middle East.

For the past six months, HMAS Toowoomba has been in the Middle East on Operation MANITOU supporting the International Maritime Security Construct to maintain freedom of navigation, international law and free flow of commerce.

HMAS Toowoomba departs Middle East after successful mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by MAJ Brad Richardson (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba patrols the Southern Arabian Gulf in support of the International Maritime Security Construct as part of her six month deployment to the Middle East. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Toowoomba patrols the Southern Arabian Gulf in support of the International Maritime Security Construct as part of her six month deployment to the Middle East.

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Toowoomba is returning home to Australia after completing a six-month deployment to the Middle East.

HMAS Toowoomba proves interoperability in the Middle East

This article has photo gallery Published on by POA Sean Byrne (author and photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba's embarked MH60-R helicopter 'Nightmare' lands on the ship's flight deck after conducting a patrol in the Straits of Hormuz as part of the International Maritime Security Construct. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Toowoomba's embarked MH60-R helicopter 'Nightmare' lands on the ship's flight deck after conducting a patrol in the Straits of Hormuz as part of the International Maritime Security Construct.

HMAS Toowoomba’s embarked MH-60R Seahawk ‘Nightmare’ is a valuable contribution to the International Maritime Security Construct in the Middle East that includes Albania, Bahrain, Lithuania, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, UK and USA.