Australian Navy Taps Rheinmetall for Anti-Ship Missile Defense System 

May 9, 2023

The Defense Post:

The Royal Australian Navy has awarded Rheinmetall a 125-million euro ($138 million) contract to deliver anti-ship missile defense systems.

The service will deploy the Multi Ammunition Softkill System (MASS) on its Hobart-class destroyers and ANZAC-class frigates with an option to equip its entire fleet for 1 billion Australian dollars ($678 million).

The first systems will arrive by the end of 2023 and achieve full operational capability by 2027.

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