HMNZS Te Kaha Sails Back to New Zealand with New Capability

An exciting milestone has been reached on the New Zealand ANZAC Frigate Systems Upgrade Program with formal acceptance of Ship 1, Her Majesty’s New Zealand Ship (HMNZS) Te Kaha. The Acceptance Certificate was achieved on November 27 and HMNZS Te Kaha now sails from Victoria back to New Zealand.

Following rigorous sea trials earlier this fall, the ship’s crew and the Lockheed Martin Canada program team successfully demonstrated the modernized capability of the new systems and the CMS 330 combat management system. These upgrades provide the ship with a greater degree of survivability through a faster decision-making process and response to a variety of threats.

Lockheed Martin Canada is responsible for designing and integrating the upgraded combat system for two ANZAC Class Frigates, based on Lockheed Martin Canada's CMS 330 – along with the supply and integration of various sensors, a missile system and a Combat Systems Trainer.

“Our continued partnership with the Royal New Zealand Navy in delivering this modernized capability is something we are very proud of.  With our Canadian-developed CMS 330 supporting six classes of ships across three different navies, the demonstrated interoperability between allied countries will propel further growth for our team and extended supply chain.”

Gary Fudge, Vice President and General Manager, Lockheed Martin Canada RMS

As the Prime Systems Integrator, Lockheed Martin Canada leads a strong team, including several Canadian suppliers selected through competition. This offers Canadian companies an opportunity to broaden their portfolios and positions them for future export opportunities. This approach is part of Lockheed Martin Canada’s commitment to deliver enduring economic value for Canada.

Our Canadian suppliers on the ANZAC FSU Project include:

“Our continued partnership with the Royal New Zealand Navy in delivering this modernized capability is something we are very proud of”, commented Gary Fudge, vice president and general manager Lockheed Martin Canada Rotary and Mission Systems. “With our Canadian-developed CMS 330 supporting six classes of ships across three different navies, the demonstrated interoperability between allied countries will propel further growth for our team and extended supply chain.”

ANZAC Te Kaha Departure