Category : Defence
Author: Hon Peeni Henare & Hon Nanaia Mahuta

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We’re deploying one of our Royal New Zealand Air Force Orion maritime patrol aircraft in support of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions on North Korea.
P3k2 Orion
UNSC resolutions are intended to persuade North Korea to denuclearise and abandon its ballistic missile capabilities. This is the fourth such deployment, following previous deployments in October 2020, October 2019 and September 2018. During patrols, aircrew on the Orion locate vessels of interest and look to detect any evasions of sanctions such as through illicit ship-to-ship transfers of sanctioned goods.