The strategic partnership formed under the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) has been awarded a five year $1.2 billion contract for continuation of ANZAC class sustainment out until the end of 2022.
BAE Systems Australia ($1.33 billion), Saab Australia ($125 million) and Naval Ship Management ($444 million) will work to the ongoing framework sustainment agreement that covers the ANZAC-class frigates, shore support and training facilities through the remaining life of the capability.
The majority of the work under WAMA is being carried out at Henderson, WA. Naval Ship Management comprises a joint venture of UGL and Babcock.
Currently the eight ships of the class are being cycled through the ANZAC Mid-Life Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) that will include a number of upgrades including a new active phased array air surveillance radar. HMAS Arunta has been up on the hardstand at Henderson's Common User Facility since September last year, and the work for each frigate is expected to take around a year, with completion expected at the end of 2022.