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  • 18 April 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s new fleet tanker will be equipped with the FarSounder-1000 forward-looking sonar, the sonar manufacturer has announced. The company said the crew of New Zealand Navy’s biggest ship ever would benefit from real-time 3D data on what is ahead as the tanker navigates the seas. Construction on future HMNZS Aotearoa officially started […]

  • 10 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal New Zealand Navy announced that its newest and largest ever ship to be built will be named HMNZS Aotearoa. The Aotearoa will be an ice-going tanker built in South Korea by Hyundai Heavy Industries. Construction of the new 24,000-tonne vessel will start next year and is expected to be delivered in January 2020. […]

  • 1 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Construction of the Royal New Zealand Navy’s largest ever vessel, the HMNZS Aotearoa, officially started on January 31 with a steel cutting ceremony at Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Ulsan shipyard in South Korea. The ice-going tanker will be launched in March next year, and enter service in 2020. The tanker acquisition was approved by the New Zealand […]

  • 14 August 2018
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    Hyundai Heavy Industries hosted a keel laying ceremony for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s future tanker HMZS Aotearoa at its shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea, on August 13. Aotearoa’s keel laying consisted of more than 500 tonnes of carefully constructed keel blocks being positioned together in the dry dock, where she will continue to expand […]

  • 26 April 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Future HMNZS Aotearoa, the largest ship ever built for the Royal New Zealand Navy, was launched at Hyundai Heavy Industries’s Ulsan shipyard in South Korea on April 24. Aotearoa now begins six months of fit out before her formal naming ceremony in Ulsan, South Korea, attended by the Governor-General of New Zealand and Aotearoa’s ship […]

  • 11 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The future HMNZS Aotearoa, the biggest ever vessel to be built for the Royal New Zealand Navy, is taking shape and is ready for launch in South Korea. Aetorea is being constructed at Hyundai Heavy Shipbuilding’s Ulsan shipyard and is scheduled to be launched within the next two weeks, according to the New Zealand Navy. […]

  • 2 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Royal New Zealand Navy has contracted Saab to deliver their TactiCall communications system for New Zealand’s future fleet tanker. The new Maritime Sustainment Capability vessel, HMNZS Aotearoa, will be fitted with the integrated communications system which interconnects communication technologies regardless of radio band, frequency or hardware. Electronic Navigation Ltd (ENL) will provide in-service support […]

  • 28 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal New Zealand Navy has held an official naming ceremony for its new tanker at Hyundai Heavy Industries’ shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. HMZS Aotearea, which will be the largest ship in the navy fleet once it is delivered, was named after being launched in April this year. Following her sea trials, Aotearoa will […]

  • 12 June 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has delivered HMNZS Aotearoa, a new Polar-class logistics support vessel, to the Royal New Zealand Navy.

  • 14 September 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    British navigation and surveillance company Kelvin Hughes on Thursday announced it has been selected to deliver its navigation equipment for the largest Royal New Zealand Navy ship currently under construction in South Korea. Under a contract awarded by shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries, Kelvin Hughes will supply its integrated navigation bridge system (INBS) for future HMNZS Aotearoa. Aotearoa […]

  • 15 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal New Zealand Navy has decommissioned its tanker HMNZS Endeavour after almost 30 years of service. The decommissioning ceremony took place at Devonport Naval Base in Auckland on December 30. HMNZS Endeavour flew her white ensign for the last time earlier this month as she entered Auckland Harbour, flying her 148-meter decommissioning pennant. Endeavour also […]

  • 13 June 2017

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s fleet oiler returned to her homeport of Devonport Naval Base on June 13 completing her last operational deployment. The 30-year-old Endeavour wrapped up a four-month South-east Asia deployment and is set to be decommissioned later this year. HMNZS Endeavour started her service in April 1988 after being built in South Korea. Endeavour is […]

  • 1 November 2017

    Royal New Zealand Navy tanker HMNZS Endeavour is bound for one final visit to her homeport in Taranaki later this month, before she decommissions by the end of the year. She will begin her decommissioning with a week-long visit to Port Taranaki, arriving on November 14, following a successful final deployment supporting the Royal Australian […]

  • 20 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    New Zealand Navy’s new 23,000t Polar-class logistics support vessel, which will replace the 30-year-old tanker HMNZS Endeavour, will become the first naval vessel to feature Rolls-Royce’s Environship leadge bow, the company announced September 20. Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to provide a concept design based on the Rolls-Royce Environship leadge bow. HHI will […]

  • 16 January 2014

    New Zealand and Australian Anzac-class frigates HMNZS TE MANA and HMAS MELBOURNE met up recently in the Arabian Sea.   Both being assigned to Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) task forces conducing counter-piracy operations, the rendezvous was an opportunity for the ships’ crews to exchange visits and get a taste of home at sea. Three Royal […]

  • 14 March 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Mana has arrived in Canada to start her combat management system upgrades. The ship pulled into Canadian forces base Esquimalt on March 12 and will be modernized at Seaspan’s shipyard in Victoria, British Columbia. Te Mana is starting the upgrade after completing a five-month engagement in the Asia-Pacific […]

  • 27 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Kaha has been handed over to Lockheed Martin Canada and Seaspan Victoria Shipyards for combat management system upgrade. Following the ship’s arrival, the shipyard industrial refit phase of the ANZAC Frigate Systems Upgrade project will now commence. As explained, this marks the first time that a foreign warship […]

  • 6 March 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Kaha has arrived in Canada where she will undergo combat management system upgrades at Seaspan’s shipyard in Victoria, British Columbia.  The 25-day passage to British Columbia was marked by a brief port visit in Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor where Te Kaha and her crew represented New Zealand as part of the […]

  • 17 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The two vessels were retired after only ten years of service.

  • 18 March 2014

    The Royal New Zealand Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessel HMNZS WELLINGTON is back in North Island coastal waters after her latest Operation Endurance voyage with Department of Conservation staff to the remote Antipodes Islands, some 900 km south-east of Bluff.   The offshore patrol vessel HMNZS WELLINGTON visited New Zealand’s sub-Antarctic islands with Conservation Minister Nick […]

  • 20 November 2014

    In a ceremony onboard the New Zealand Navy’s biggest ship, HMNZS Canterbury, at Devonport Naval Base, Commander David Turner relinquished command of the ship to Commander Simon Rooke. Chief of Navy RADM Jack Steer presided. CDR Turner, who had been Commanding Officer of HMNZS Canterbury since November 2012, will become the Executive Officer of HMNZS Philomel, the Navy’s shore-based naval establishment. CDR […]

  • 15 June 2017

    Royal New Zealand Navy Commander Lisa Hunn became the first woman to assume command of a New Zealand Navy frigate, during a change of command ceremony for HMNZS Te Mana at Devonport Naval Base, on June 14. The June 14 ceremony was one of five that took place in the RNZN in May and June. […]

  • 4 September 2018

    Gisborne has been chosen as the honorary homeport for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN) newly purchased dive and hydrographic vessel. In late August, the country’s government approved the purchase of the 85-meter Edda Fonn, a 15-year-old survey and light construction vessel. The ship will replace the decommissioned dive tender HMNZS Manawanui and hydrographic survey ship […]

  • 2 February 2015

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s vessels departed Devonport Naval Base to take part in Waitangi Day celebrations at Waitangi. The frigate HMNZS Te Kaha left the base on February 2, and will be joined at the 175th anniversary of the signing of Te Tiriti by the tanker HMNZS Endeavour, the sealift ship HMNZS Canterbury and the Inshore Patrol […]

  • 29 June 2015

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s tanker HMNZS ENDEAVOUR recently took a rest in Jakarta, Indonesia. While in port the vessel’s crew conduct work for the charity Habitat for Humanity. HMNZS ENDEAVOUR is on her way to join the frigate HMNZS TE KAHA in Australian waters for Exercise Talisman Sabre. [mappress mapid=”16357″] Naval Today Staff, Image: RNZN

  • 7 March 2013

    Two of the New Zealand Navy’s Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPVs) have steamed over 5000 nautical miles – six times the length of New Zealand – in the past four weeks patrolling New Zealand’s coastline. HMNZ Ships ROTOITI and TAUPO have been hard at work patrolling New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) covering almost 9,500km, the […]

  • 10 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s Anzac class frigate HMNZS Te Kaha engaged in a Replenishment-at-Sea (RAS) with Royal Australian Navy’s Durance-class replenishment oiler HMAS Success. The vessels met in the Gulf of Aden region, and together with HMAS Anzac, the three ships will proceed to the Mediterranean and Gallipoli via the Suez Canal. HMNZS Endeavour is filling in for […]

  • 1 May 2014
    Industry news

    Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has awarded the prime contract for the frigate combat systems upgrade to Lockheed Martin Canada.   “HMNZS Te Kaha and HMNZS Te Mana are nearly 20 years old and it is important to update their self-defence and sensor capabilities systems to a standard comparable to the frigates used […]

  • 18 October 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    HMZS Te Kaha arrived in Canada for modernization in March 2018.