Author: Xavier Vavasseur

The U.S. Navy awarded Boeing a $1.5 billion production contract for the next 18 P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The contract includes eight aircraft for the U.S. Navy, six aircraft for the Republic of Korea Navy (ROK Navy) and four aircraft for the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF).

Article: https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2020/03/boeing-receives-p-8a-poseidon-contract-for-u-s-navy-rok-navy-rnzaf/
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Author: defsec

It’s been a high tempo summer for the NZDF, writes Defence Minister Hon Ron Mark. White Island/Whakaari recovery, Southland flooding evacuation and Australian bushfire assistance underline need for resource availability.

Last year the New Zealand Defence Force were involved in 58 operations. The summer period was a particularly busy time, as on top of our usual deployments we responded to consecutive humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. 

Article: https://defsec.net.nz/2020/03/16/resilience-defence-capabilities/
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Author: DefSec

Rheinmetall has been an active partner to the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) and a member of the nation’s defence industry since 2013. 

From its offices at Upper Hutt, the company is now growing its New Zealand footprint by establishing a new regional capability for a range of vehicle platforms, electronic solutions and weapons & munitions on the back of its recent contract awards in the Australian defence sector.

Article: https://defsec.net.nz/2020/03/17/rheinmetall/
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Author: Royal New Zealand Navy

Take a tour of the sensors on a Seasprite helicopter.

Article: https://www.facebook.com/NZNavy/videos/1280083105712894/
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Wayne Mapp explores the possible roles of the Defence Force in responding to a pandemic, arguing that its pool of well-trained people, its large estate and its fit-for-purpose equipment form a valuable national reserve. 

COVID-19 is the biggest medical emergency since the SARS flu of 2002. Except the COVID-19 is worse, much worse. It will be months before we are past the peak.

Article: https://defsec.net.nz/2020/03/14/covid-19-reserve/
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Author: Dzirhan Mahadzir

This year’s Rim of the Pacific 2020 international naval exercise be more complex and challenging than in years past, U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. John Aquilino told reporters on Friday.

Article: https://news.usni.org/2020/03/06/pacfleet-commander-rimpac-2020-will-be-more-complex-feature-more-countries
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Author: NZDF

Summary of address by Rear admiral Proctor, Chief of the Royal New Zealand Navy: “It is an exciting time for any Navy when you contemplate the acquisition of new ships. As a Navy, we defend the sovereignty and territory of New Zealand and our lines of communication, but demands for our capabilities are changing. We face a growing need to be more resilient across our large maritime nation. We face complex challenges and competing demands across our territory, our Exclusive Economic Zone and our expansive oceanic neighbourhood, from the equator to the South Pole.

Article: https://www.pacificexpo.com.au/conferences/PDFs/New-Zealand-Southern-Ocean-Patrol-Vessel-Pacific-2019-Presentation.pdf
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Babcock International is set to become a leading provider of High Frequency (HF) radio communications services to New Zealand and its international ‘Five Eyes’ allies following the awarding of a key contract.

Article: https://defpost.com/babcock-awarded-key-hf-communications-contract-in-new-zealand/
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