Australian Anzac class frigate HMAS Parramatta visits Vietnam

According to information published by the Australian Embassy in Vietnam on June 7, 2022, the Royal Australian Navy's Anzac-class frigate HMAS Parramatta arrived in Da Nang for her first port visit to Vietnam.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Parramatta (Picture source: Australian DFAT)

HMAS Parramatta (IV) is the fifth of eight Anzac Class Frigates built for the Royal Australian Navy by Tenix Marine Systems, Williamstown, Victoria. The design is based on the German Meko 200 frigate.

Parramatta is a long-range frigate capable of air defense, surface and undersea warfare, surveillance, reconnaissance, and interdiction. Anzac's combat capabilities have been significantly improved under the Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade program, a world-class program that provides an enhanced sensor and weapons systems capability.

The upgrade showcases Australian design and integration capability, with new Phased Array Radar technology designed by CEA Technologies in Canberra, upgrades to combat systems performed by Saab Systems in South Australia, and platform integration design by BAE Systems in Victoria.

Parramatta is fitted with an advanced package of air and surface surveillance radars; omni-directional hull-mounted sonar and electronic support systems that interface with the state-of-the-art 9LV453 Mk3E combat data system. The ship can counter simultaneous threats from aircraft, surface vessels, and submarines.

The ship's main armament comprises one Mark 45 capable of firing 20 rounds per minute, ship launched Mark 46 torpedoes, and a Mark 41 vertical launch system for the Evolved Sea Sparrow missile.

Parramatta also has eight anti-ship/land-attack canister launched harpoon missiles. The ship's other defense systems include the Nulka active missile decoy system, offboard chaff, and a torpedo countermeasures system.

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