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HMAS Ballarat has Successfully Fired a Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM)

An Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile being fired from HMAS Ballarat during sea qualification trials on July, 23 2020 (photo : RAN)

Royal Australian Navy warship HMAS Ballarat has successfully fired a Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) as part its Ship's Qualification Trials.

HMAS Ballarat is a long-range frigate capable of air defence, surface and undersea warfare, surveillance, reconnaissance and interdiction.The ESSM is a surface-to-air weapon that uses radar homing guidance to counter anti-ship missiles moving at supersonic speeds, and forms part of HMAS Ballarat’s air defence capability.

Navy is committed to continuous high-end warfare serials and practical training at sea in order to satisfy current operational requirements, exercises, engagements and future contingencies.

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