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  • FFH 151 HMAS Arunta

    AU Royal Australian Navy

    1998 to present    


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    Flight Deck: 151
    Call Sign: VKMQ
    Shipyard: Williamstown


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    History of AU FFH 151 HMAS Arunta

    1995-jul-22Laid down
    1999-apr-24Port Visitarrived Ho Chi Minh City in company with HMAS Perth for goodwill visit, until 28 Apr.
    2002DeploymentPersian Gulf tour on Operation Slipper
    2003-oct-22Port VisitVNHo Chi Minh City arrived Ho Chi Minh City for goodwill visit in company with HMAS Tobruk, until 26 Oct 2003.
    2004-oct-15Port VisitRUVladivostok Port arrived Vladivostok for goodwill visit
    2007-novDeploymentPersian Gulf tour on Operation Catalyst
    2013RefitHenderson ASMD Programme 2nd ANZAC Class frigate into BAE Systems Henderson Shipyard for Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade, which indluded new midship mast for the CEA Phased Array Radar and preparing for MRH-90 operations.
    2015-jul-7Deployment Talisman Sabre 2015 participated in Exercise Talisman Sabre 15.
    2015-sep-21NEWS Australian Indian Maritime Exercise AUSINDEX 15
    2016-nov-13DeploymentArabian Sea Operation MANITOU Departed from HMAS Stirling naval base for Operation Manitou in the Middle East Region with SH-60B N24-011. Returned to Fleet Base West on 23 Jul 2017
    2017-jan-31DeploymentBHMina Salman Port CTF 50 Exercise Unified Trident participated with CTF50 for multi-national Ex Unified Trident in Persian Gulf until 2 Feb.
    2020-julDeploymentVNSpratly Island FONOPS Part of AUS Joint Task Group on Freedom of Navigation exercise through South China Sea, near the Spratly Islands in mid Jul, en route Philippine Sea and RIMPAC 2020, with HMAS Canberra, HMAS Hobart, HMAS Stuart and HMAS Sirius.



        from Anzac class
    3600full load (tn)
    118length (m)
    14.80beam (m)
    4draught (m)
    6000range (nm)
    27max speed (knots)
    2Naval Engine diesel - MTU
    1Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500
    1Naval Engine propulsion system: CODOG
    2Missile Launcher Mk 141 quad Harpoon
    1Missile Launcher Mk 41 VLS
    1Naval Gun Mark 45 5/54 inch (127mm)
    2Torpedo Launchers Mk 32 triple-tube 324mm
    1Chaff and decoys Mark 36 SRBOC
    1Naval Radar air search radar AN/SPS-49
    1Naval Radar fire direction radar CelsiusTech 9LV
    1Naval Radar navigation radar Atlas Elektronik 9600 ARPA
    1Naval Radar surface search radar CelsiusTech 9LV 453 TIR
    1Sonar hull mounted sonar Thomson Sintra Spherion



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    AU Williamstown, 3nm SW of Melbourne

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