Anzac is the third Royal Australian Navy ship to carry the name of legend, named after the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps of WWI. HMAS Anzac is the first of her class and a modern warship, capable of operating in a multi-threat environment. Anzac's design is based on the German Meko 200 Class that uses modular construction methods. A feature of this method was the ability to share the construction of the 8 Australian and 2 New Zealand vessels throughout Australia and New Zealand.
HMAS Warramunga(II).2nd Royal Australian Navy ship to bear name & 3rd Anzac Class Frigate Helicopter(FFH).Warramunga a long-range frigate capable of air defence,surface & undersea warfare,surveillance,reconnaissance & interdiction.Warramunga fitted with advanced package of air & surface surveillance radars;omni-directional hull mounted sonar & electronic support systems that interface with state-of-art 9LV453 Mk3 combat data system.
Royal Australian Navy Ships HMAS Sydney,Warramunga,& Sirius,based on both east & west coast of Australia,concluded participation in Exercise Blue Raptor in North West Shelf area.Maritime security exercise which tested communications,procedures & protocols between Navy & other units of Australian Defence Force with oil & gas installations in area.Part of number of routine patrols conducted by Navy in region & supported by Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion.
Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Newcastle completed a week-long maritime security patrol in the Arabian Gulf.Assigned to multi-national Combined Task Force 152(CTF 152),Newcastle patrolled the gulf looking for signs of terrorist & destabilising activity.Newcastle’s Boarding Parties conducted 23 maritime security boarding ops during the patrol,to collect ‘patterns of life’ intelligence & build rapport with local fishermen.
Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Toowoomba departed Fleet Base West near Perth on 29 March, to join the international search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.Anzac-class frigate has been diverted from other operational tasks to join the search. It will carry a S-70B2 Seahawk helicopter which was flown from the RAN’s Naval Air Station HMAS Albatross by a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-17A Globemaster on Friday night.