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New Zealand Formally Accepts T-6C Training Aircraft

New Zealand Formally Accepts T-6C Training Aircraft

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) officially accepted ownership of the new pilot training aircraft, the Beechcraft T-6C Texan II in a ceremony at Base Ohakea this afternoon. Currently there are four T-6C aircraft at Ohakea; two arrived in […]


New Rifles for NZDF

New Rifles for NZDF

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has given approval for the NZDF to seek a replacement for the Steyr rifle. “It is important NZDF personnel are well equipped and have effective modern rifles suited to today’s operational environment,” says […]


New Zealand Selects Sea Ceptor Air Defence System for ANZAC Frigates

New Zealand Selects Sea Ceptor Air Defence System for ANZAC Frigates

The New Zealand MoD has confirmed its preferred tenderers for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN) ANZAC Frigate Systems Upgrade project to include MBDA as the provider of Sea Ceptor for the Local Area Air Defence (LAAD) system; subject to […]


New Zealand beefs up defense spending

New Zealand beefs up defense spending

New Zealand will boost defense spending from $318 million to $583 million in fiscal 2013 thanks to a payback from austerity measures. “In the year to July 2013 the (military) will deliver $190 million in savings after achieving $140 million […]


New Trucks for NZ Defence Force

New Trucks for NZ Defence Force

Defence Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman today announced the purchase of 200 new trucks for the New Zealand Defence Force. In a $135 million project, the government is purchasing Rheinmetall-MAN military vehicles to replace the old NZDF Unimog and heavier Mercedes […]


NZ Seasprite Helicopter Project Approved

NZ Seasprite Helicopter Project Approved

Defence Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman says the government has approved the purchase of an upgraded and expanded Seasprite helicopter fleet for the New Zealand Defence Force. A total of eight Seasprites (plus two spare airframes) will be purchased from the […]


New Zealand to Upgrade Two Frigates

New Zealand to Upgrade Two Frigates

Tenders will be sought to upgrade the self-defence and sensor capabilities of the Royal New Zealand navy frigates HMNZS Te Kaha and HMNZS Te Mana, Defence Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman announced today. “The frigates are a vital part of our […]


Tenders Sought for New Zealand Pilot Training Aircraft

Tenders Sought for New Zealand Pilot Training Aircraft

Tenders are about to be sought for a new military pilot training capability says Defence Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman. “The requirement for a modernized pilot training system with suitable aircraft is clear and Cabinet has agreed to the next step […]


Panetta Announces Completion of Afghanistan Surge Drawdown

Panetta Announces Completion of Afghanistan Surge Drawdown

The drawdown of U.S. surge forces in Afghanistan is complete as scheduled, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced here today during a news conference with New Zealand Defense Minister Dr. Jonathan Coleman. Panetta said the return of 33,000 troops President […]


 
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