HMAS Melbourne Tests Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles

first_img View post tag: Asia-Pacific View post tag: Sea Sparrow View post tag: Navy June 26, 2015 The Royal Australian Navy Adelaide class frigate, HMAS Melbourne, has successfully fired two Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles, reinforcing her war-fighting and mariner skills.The missile firings were conducted off the coast of New South Wales on 24 June against two unmanned aerial targets launched from the Beecroft Range at Jervis Bay.Melbourne’s MK-41 Vertical Launch System deployed the missiles, controlled in flight, resulting in a successful engagement with the target as part of her operational training program.Navy ships conduct mariner and war-fighting training all year round to prepare for operational duties and Commanding Officer Melbourne, Commander Bill Waters, said the firing proved the effectiveness of the frigate’s combat systems.The Evolved Sea Sparrow is a medium-range, semi-active homing missile that makes flight corrections via radar and midcourse data uplinks. It can be used against surface-to-air and surface-to-surface targets. The missile is part of the suite of weapons use by Australian frigates.Later this year, Melbourne will deploy to the Middle East as part of Operation MANITOU where she will support efforts to counter and deter terrorism and the trade of narcotics.[mappress mapid=”16333″]Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Melbourne Tests Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles View post tag: HMAS Melbournecenter_img View post tag: Australia HMAS Melbourne Tests Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles Authorities View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Missiles Share this articlelast_img read more