Royal New Zealand Navy Discussions and Updates

RegR

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I like to follow the Irish military as they have similar considerations, struggles and issues (did someone say manning...) to us being a small underfunded under appreciated defence force expected to perform miracles, much like ourselves. Seemingly the prime oppourtunity to purchase our "excess un-needed" IPVs has slipped through navals fingers.

Perhaps a package deal with some similarly "un-wanted" NZLAV to add to their MOWAG variants will sweeten the pot?...
 

kiwipatriot69

Active Member

I like to follow the Irish military as they have similar considerations, struggles and issues (did someone say manning...) to us being a small underfunded under appreciated defence force expected to perform miracles, much like ourselves. Seemingly the prime oppourtunity to purchase our "excess un-needed" IPVs has slipped through navals fingers.

Perhaps a package deal with some similarly "un-wanted" NZLAV to add to their MOWAG variants will sweeten the pot?...
So it seems Ireland in in a similar situation to NZDF then. Unfortunate considering the implications of covid and border patrol and the increased strain on personell, I would of thought some bolstering of funding would be in order.
 

RegR

Well-Known Member
So it seems Ireland in in a similar situation to NZDF then. Unfortunate considering the implications of covid and border patrol and the increased strain on personell, I would of thought some bolstering of funding would be in order.
By all accounts a pay rise could have been a good use of the money as well if not to keep the personnel they have and at least stem the attrition rate somewhat. Slippery slope once you start losing experience and knowledge hand over fist as its a hard capability to get back and build up again past a certain point.
 

ngatimozart

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A historical video on the battlecruiser HMS New Zealand. It's an interview by drachinfel a YouTube naval poster with NZ historian and author Matthew Wright. It's quite an informative video at 1 hour 7 mins in length and interestingly speaks to the genesis of NZ defence policy Vs Australian defence policy. I think that may explain NZ's attitude towards defence ever since.

 

Volkodav

The Bunker Group
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I think I read that Fraser's fleet units were proposed for all the dominions. Smaller ones having a single Fleet unit, larger having two or three each.
 
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