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The Royal Australian Navy’s Project SEA 1448 Phase 4B to upgrade the air search radar capability of the ANZAC class frigate fleet has achieved an initial operational capability (IOC). Described by Defence as “one of the most advanced, sovereign air search radar capabilities in the world”, the Australian-designed, developed, and manufactured CEA CEAFAR-2L Phased Array Radar system has replaced the original air search radar installed on the ships when built in the 1990s as part of the Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade. The new system has been integrated with the ships’ Saab 9LV combat management system (CMS) and CEA CEAFAR anti-ship missile defence (ASMD) radar installed under previous phases of SEA 1448. “The Anzac Air Search Radar replacement project has not only replaced the ageing air search radar...