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Nexter lands Malaysian Light Artillery contract

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The first six light guns will be delivered by Nexter and its partner in Malaysia, ADS in November 2019 and deliveries of all 18 artillery pieces will be completed in February 2020. “This contract is a new recognition of the Nexter Group’s expertise in the field of artillery and ammunition. This is an important success in our strategy...

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New ship to deliver enhanced NZ naval capability

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Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government has approved a Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence Force recommendation to request tenders for a new naval ship to support littoral operations. The announcement follows last month’s awarding of a $493 million contract to deliver a new naval tanker. The Littoral Operations Sup...

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NZ Government approves $1.7b military base revamp

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The New Zealand Government has approved a $1.7 billion project to upgrade defence buildings across the country, including a health and wellbeing precinct at Whenuapai and a mounting base at Waiouru.  Auckland's Devonport Naval Base would get a multi-storey car park and office building, as well as "small boat storage" and wash ...

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New NZ naval tanker to have enhanced capabilities

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The New Zealand Government has approved the purchase of a new naval tanker for the New Zealand Defence Force which will be ice-strengthened and winterised for operations in Antarctica, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says. The project will cost $493 million and will support a full range of NZDF deployments, including maritime sustainment and h...

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NZ Defence White Paper signals $20b investment plan

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Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee today launched the Defence White Paper 2016, outlining a 15-year modernisation plan worth nearly $20 billion to ensure the New Zealand Defence Force has the capabilities it needs to meet the country’s security and defence challenges.   “These challenges include having awareness of, and bein...

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NZ Defence Force receives $300.9m new funding

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The Defence Force receives new operating funding of $300.9 million over four years as part of Budget 2016 to support the work it does, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says. “This funding follows the 2013 Defence Mid-Point Rebalancing Review, which determined indicative funding needs of the Defence Force to 2030,” Mr Brownlee says. ...

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New RAN simulation training centre opens

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A state-of-the-art simulation facility has been opened in Sydney today that will enhance training for Royal Australian Navy technical sailors. Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, officially opened the $90 million Navy Training Systems Centre at Randwick Barracks, and said the purpose-built facility would revolutionise how Navy pr...

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NZDF opens new battle training facility

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NZ Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) new Battle Training Facility (BTF), which was officially opened today by the Prime Minister John Key, at a ceremony in Auckland. “The $46 million facility in Ardmore for special forces training is state of the art,” Mr Brownlee says. &ldqu...

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New Chief of New Zealand Air Force announced

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Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee today announced the appointment of Air Commodore Tony Davies as the new Chief of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Air Commodore Davies, MNZM, is currently acting Chief of Air Force. He will shortly be promoted to Air Vice Marshal and a formal command appointment ceremony will be held on 20 April at Whenuapai.&n...

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New Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) set for Adelaide

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The Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced the new Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) will be headquartered in Adelaide. The headquarters will both foster and drive innovation in the de...

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