The Royal Australian Navy (RAN)
is modernizing its Adelaide class guided missile frigates (FFG-7) ensuring
that they are effective against potential threats through to at least 2013.
The prime contractor for the program is ADI ltd.
The upgrade of the FFG ships
incorporates today's technology to enhance capability and performance while
maintaining crew at current levels. The program is expected to improve
offensive and self-defensive capability by the implementation of a modern,
net-centric warfare systems support center, including improved air warfare
systems, and anti-ship missile defense and underwater combat suite. Improved
logistic, servicing and maintenance support, crew conditions.
Picture above: HMAS
Sydney, one of six Adelaide class frigates undergoing modernization at