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  • 8 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    New Zealand’s Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee launched the Defence White Paper 2016 on June 8, announcing a 15-year modernisation plan worth nearly $20 billion. While the paper announces that several Navy assets would be replaced or enhanced, it does not provide details on the options considered or the amount of funds dedicated for the acquisitions. The government intends to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Navy ships from the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan and Singapore that were initially supposed to take part in the New Zealand Navy’s naval fleet review have changed their course to help in the aftermath of an earthquake that hit New Zealand. The town of Kaikoura was hardest hit by a 7.5 magnitude quake on […]

  • 31 October 2013

    The United States and New Zealand announced on Monday a resumption of military-to-military contacts as part of expanded defense cooperation that will see the first visit by a New Zealand naval vessel to an American port in more than three decades. The announcement followed a meeting at the Pentagon between Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    New Zealand intends to deploy a Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) inshore patrol vessel to Fiji for three months in 2018 to support maritime and fisheries surveillance. The RNZN inshore patrol vessel will be deployed to Fiji between May and August 2018. Later this year, a New Zealand offshore patrol vessel will also conduct complementary patrols […]

  • 13 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Veterans who served New Zealand in the Korean War are invited to register expressions of interest in attending commemorations to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice, in the Republic of Korea in July this year. New Zealand answered the first United Nations call for assistance in Korea on 29 June 1950, and […]

  • 23 January 2014

    The Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS TE MANA is ready to join NATO’s Operation Ocean Shield today, which will be the second time that a partner nation has contributed to NATO’s counter-piracy efforts after Ukraine.   NATO welcomed the offer to contribute to the operation from the New Zealand Government in an exchange of […]

  • 18 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal New Zealand Navy is hosting a 15-nation International Naval Review to mark the 75th anniversary of its existence. The review is scheduled to take place in Auckland next month and is set to see at least 20 vessels and a number of aircraft take part in exercises and manifestations. For the first time in over […]

  • 9 July 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    New Zealand is buying four Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft from the United States to replace its ageing Orions, the government announced July 9. The four aircraft will replace the six P-3K2 Orion maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) that have been operated by the Royal New Zealand Air Force since the 1960s. The current Orion […]

  • 24 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    New Zealand’s Navy will receive a new support vessel after Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee announced that the government approved a Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence Force recommendation to request tenders for a new naval ship to support littoral operations. The littoral operations support vessel will provide a platform for Royal New Zealand Navy hydrography, deep […]

  • 21 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Ultra Electronics announces that its Sonar Systems business, based in Greenford, Middlesex, has been awarded a contract, worth £9.9m for the provision of its Sea Sentor Surface Ship Torpedo Defence (SSTD) system to be used for New Zealand’s ANZAC Frigate Systems Upgrade (FSU) programme.   Negotiations completed with a contract signing ceremony on 11th July […]

  • 4 November 2016

    U.S. Navy’s guided missile destroyer USS Sampson departed Hawaii on November 3 and headed to New Zealand where it will participate in the Royal New Zealand Navy International Naval Review in Auckland. Culminating a request extended by the Government of New Zealand for a U.S. Navy ship to participate in the Royal New Zealand Navy’s […]

  • 20 July 2017

    Governments of New Zealand the Republic of Chile on Thursday signed a new arrangement enhancing the two nations’ coordination on search and rescue missions. With a combined search and rescue (SAR) area of roughly 60 million square kilometers, the new agreement aims to improve the SAR efforts of the two countries. Maritime New Zealand director Keith […]

  • 21 July 2016

    The U.S. Navy will send one of its ships to attend the Royal New Zealand Navy’s 75th anniversary later this year. What makes this announced visit so extraordinary is that the designated US Navy ship would be the first in 31 years to visit New Zealand. New Zealand’s Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 November 2013
    Equipment & technology

    KONGSBERG has signed a contract with the New Zealand Defence Force for the delivery of Penguin Mk 2 Mod 7 anti-ship missiles and associated equipment. The missiles will be deployed on the Royal New Zealand Navy new Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime helicopters. ”This contract strongly confirms the Penguin missile’s position as the leading missile […]

  • 7 September 2018

    The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has inspected 23 foreign-flagged fishing vessels on the high seas as part of joint maritime patrols it conducted recently with three other countries. Offshore patrol vessel HMNZS Otago and a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft supported the maritime surveillance operation with the three other member-countries of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMNZS Te Kaha arrived home today, August 15, after three months at sea and participating in ‪RIMPAC‬, the world’s largest maritime exercise held in and around the Hawaiian Islands. Te Kaha departed Devonport Naval Base on May 3 participating in work-up exercises with HMNZS Endeavour and the Royal Australian Navy […]

  • 24 February 2016

    New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Murray McCully said that the Navy’s Multi-Role Vessel the HMNZS Canterbury would be sent to Fiji to support relief and recovery efforts following tropical cyclone Winston. According to a tweet by the Fiji government spokesman, 42 people were confirmed dead in the wake of the monster cyclone Winston which hit Fiji on Saturday, February […]

  • 18 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    New Zealand has awarded a NZD$493 million contract to the South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries for the construction of an ice-going tanker for the Royal New Zealand Navy. According to the defense minister Gerry Brownlee, the new ship will be ice-strengthened and winterised for operations in Antarctica and is expected to be delivered in 2020. […]

  • 15 March 2013

    Millions of miles of ocean have been under surveillance by the Royal New Zealand Navy in the past six months, and the Commanding Officer of HMNZS OTAGO is proud of his ship and crew’s contribution. “In six months, OTAGO has travelled 15,000 nautical miles, the equivalent of seven circumnavigations of New Zealand. We have conducted […]

  • 10 April 2014

    The Chief of Navy of the Royal Navy of New Zealand, Rear Admiral Jack Steer, visited Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) on Wednesday, 9 April 2014.   Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR) General Sir Adrian Bradshaw and SHAPE Chief of Staff (COS) General Werner Freers met with Rear Admiral Steer where they discussed […]

  • 6 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Around 350 NZ Defence Force personnel are in the United States as the world’s largest international maritime exercise, Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC 2012), gets underway. HMNZS TE KAHA and HMNZS ENDEAVOUR have berthed at Honolulu port, and a Rifle Platoon from 1 Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment has embarked on USS ESSEX with […]

  • 6 October 2015

    A New Zealand Defence Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft located a dinghy which had been lost in the Pacific since Sept 29. All three occupants were well and uninjured. The dingy went missing near Tokelau on Tuesday morning New Zealand time. Air Component Commander Air Commodore (AIRCDRE) Kevin McEvoy said the Air Force received a request for help from […]

  • 20 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Air New Zealand announced on June 20 that its Gas Turbines unit won four contracts worth up to USD$42 million to service U.S. Navy ship engines. The contracts will see the company service and overhaul General Electric LM2500 Gas Turbines that power much of the US Navy’s fleet over the next few years. Air New Zealand chief […]

  • 21 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal New Zealand Navy has deployed its inshore patrol vessel HMNZS Taupo to help Fiji patrol its vast Exclusive Economic Zone and train its navy sailors for the second consecutive year. Taupo left Auckland on Monday to spend the next three months conducting maritime patrols in Fiji. The patrols by HMNZS Taupo, in support […]