The ship has moved to HMAS Stirling naval base to rejoin the fleet, and begin conducting work-ups and testing out the new equipment on board.
The upgrade has been undertaken collaboratively with participants of the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) which is an alliance between BAE Systems Australia, Saab Australia, Naval Ship Management and the Commonwealth of Australia that provides in service support to the Anzac class frigates.
Included in the AMCAP upgrade is the replacement of the ageing Air Search Radar capability with the new CEAFAR L-band long-range air search radar. Designed and produced by CEA Technologies, this new radar technology will also be part of the combat system on board the Hunter Class Frigates which will replace the Anzac class frigates.
Other major work on Arunta included:
- Upgraded ventilation systems;
- New sewage systems;
- Improvements to the Control and Monitoring System;
- Engine modifications to improve power and efficiency;
- New communications suite (SEA1442).