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LM Canada Will Upgrade New Zealand Frigates

LM Canada Will Upgrade New Zealand Frigates 30 April, 2018

Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) handed over its HMNZS Te Kaha frigate to Lockheed Martin Canada for combat management system upgrade. HMNZS Te Kaha (F77) is one of ten Anzac class frigates, and one of two serving in the RNZN. This marks the first time that a foreign warship has been modernized in Canada since the Second World War. The contract for the upgrade of two Anzac-class frigates was signed in 2014. Under the terms of the contract, Lockheed Martin Canada is responsible for designing and supplying the upgraded combat system for each frigate, including a new combat management system along with the supply and integration of various sensors, a missile system and a combat systems trainer. The second frigate, HMNZS Te Mana, is scheduled to arrive in 2019.

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