JPN-USA-GBR-NLD-CAN-NZL Multilateral Exercise

The Indo-Pacific Deployment 2021 (IPD21) unit conducts a multilateral exercise with the U.S. Navy (USN), Royal Navy (RN), Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN), Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) in order to strengthen cooperation and realize a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To strengthen cooperation with…

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Communications Upgrade for Te Kaha Class

August 17, 2021 – Work is underway to upgrade the communications systems on board New Zealand’s two Anzac-class frigates, HMNZS Te Kaha and Te Mana, the Minister of Defence Peeni Henare announced today. Cabinet has approved the $21.2 million design of a new frigate communications system, which will include a new control system, modern radios, data and voice communication systems.…

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HMNZS Canterbury Delivering Water Tanks & Solar Panels to Tokelau

November 4, 2020 – The Royal New Zealand Navy ship HMNZS Canterbury has set sail for Tokelau to deliver much-needed infrastructure, including water tanks and solar panels. The ship will also stop in the Kermadec Islands to assist other government agencies with re-supply and maintenance activities on Raoul Island. Commander Joint Forces New Zealand, Rear Admiral Jim Gilmour, said the…

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Beca Applied Technologies Teams with BExercise Pacific Vard Marine on RNZN SOPV Project

September 9, 2020 – Beca Applied Technologies Ltd, with the support of specialist naval architecture company Vard Marine Inc, have been appointed by the New Zealand Ministry of Defence as the Technical Support Partner to the Southern Ocean Patrol Vessel (SOPV) project. Beca and Vard Marine will join the Ministry’s Integrated Project Team providing systems engineering, concept design and technical…

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Navy Ships Return to Sea in Hauraki Gulf

April 24, 2020 – The public will see more activity by Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) ships next week, as they carry out training in the Hauraki Gulf. Maritime Component Commander Commodore Mat Williams said that under Covid-19 restrictions non-essential training had been postponed for the past four weeks, even though operational capability was able to be maintained while the…

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