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.

HMAS Sydney, one of six Adelaide class frigates undergoing modernization at ADI.

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.

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