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Northrop upgrades enhance RAN frigate anti-ship missile defence systems


HMAS Perth. Photo: Royal Australian Navy

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA (BNS): System upgrades provided by Northrop Grumman Corporation into the ANZAC Class frigate HMAS Perth helped optimise the performance of the ship's Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) system during recent sea trials conducted by the Royal Australian Navy.

Northrop Grumman supplied equipment containing a military-grade Global Positioning System (GPS) that was integrated into the Navigation Data Distribution Systems (NAVDDS). The company supplies and maintains NAVDDS for the Royal Australian Navy, according to the company news release.

"These sea trials demonstrate the importance and usefulness of delivering accurate navigation data to optimize anti-ship missile defence," said Andrew Fraser, director of navigation for Northrop Grumman's Maritime Systems business unit," the release added.

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