Frigate HMAS Arunta (FFH 151)

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Classification

Type:
type: Frigate

Basic information

Namesake:
The Arrernte people, sometimes referred to as the Aranda, Arunta or Arrarnta, are a group of Aboriginal Australian peoples who live in the Arrernte lands, at Mparntwe (Alice Springs) and surrounding areas of the Central Australia region of the Northern Territory.
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Tenix Defence
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:
MMSI:
503110000

Ship measurements

Displacement:
3600 t
Length:
118 m
Length (waterline):
109 m
Beam:
15 m
Draught:
4.35 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • Combined Diesel or Gas (CODOG)
  • 1 * General Electric LM 2500 gas turbine providing 30,000 hp (22.5 MW)
  • 2 * MTU 12V 1163 TB83 diesels providing 8,840 hp (6.5 MW)
  • 2 * controllable-pitch propellers
Speed:
27 knots
Range:
6,000 nautical miles (11,000 km; 6,900 mi) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)

Crew

Complement:
177
Ship's company:
163
Air wing:
14

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • Thomson Sintra Spherion B Mod 5 medium frequency sonar
  • Thales UMS 5424 Petrel Mine and Obstacle Avoidance Sonar
  • Raytheon AN/SPS-49(V)8 ANZ (C/D-band) air search radar
  • CEAFAR active phased array
  • Kelvin Hughes Sharp Eye radar
  • CEA Technologies CEAMOUNT Active Phased Array (X Band) target illumination radar
  • Saab Systems Ceros 200 search radar
  • Cossor AIMS Mark XII identification-friend-or-foe system
  • Saab 9LV 453 Mk 3E combat data system
  • Saab Systems Ceros 200 radar and optronic tracking fire control director
  • Vampir NG infra-red search and track system
  • JEDS 3701 electronic support measures
  • Telefunken PST-1720 comms intercept
  • Loral Hycor SRBOC decoy launchers
  • BAE Nulka decoy launchers
  • SLQ-25C torpedo countermeasures
Armament:
  • 1 * 5 in/54 (127 mm) Mk 45 Mod 2 automatic rapid fire gun
  • 4 * 12.7-millimetre (0.50 in) machine guns
  • 2 * 4 Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles
  • Mk 41 Mod 5 VLS for 42 Sea Sparrow and Evolved Sea Sparrow
  • 2 * triple 324 mm Mk 32 Mod 5 tubes with MU 90 Torpedo
Aircraft:
  • 1 * Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk
  • Helipad
  • Hangar

HMAS Arunta (FFH 151) is an Anzac-class frigate of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The ship, named for the Arrernte people, was laid down in 1995 and commissioned in 1998. Since entering service, Arunta has performed a wide range of duties, including border protection patrols in northern Australian waters, and several deployments to the Persian Gulf.

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