NZ Navy Underwater Capability on Show at RIMPAC

Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) divers are about to put their highly advanced underwater capabilities through their paces while on Exercise RIMPAC, the world’s largest maritime military exercise. The group of Mine Countermeasures specialists from HMNZS Matataua is working out of San Diego as a part of a combined task force for the exercise, which involves around 25,000 personnel from…

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HMNZS Rotoiti and HMNZS Pukaki Sold to Ireland

The New Zealand Defence Force will sell two decommissioned Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Inshore Patrol Vessels ex HMNZS Rotoiti and HMNZS Pukaki to the Republic of Ireland Department of Defence. The vessels are being sold for NZ$36 million. A condition of the sale is for work to be undertaken to regenerate and modify the ships to an operational seaworthiness…

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Celebrating 80 Years of the RNZN with Colin Wynn

In celebration of the Royal New Zealand Navy’s 80th Anniversary, we have curated 21 artworks from the Navy’s official artist Colin Wynn. They provide a snapshot into the Royal New Zealand Navy’s varied and dynamic 80 year history. Colin Wynn became the Royal New Zealand Navy’s official artist in 1983. He was well known as one of New Zealand’s leading…

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HII Announces First International Order for REMUS 300 UUVs

June 21, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that the Royal New Zealand Navy has placed the first international order for four REMUS 300 unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs). “We are pleased New Zealand is upgrading their fleet with new REMUS 300 UUVs,” said Duane Fotheringham, president of the Unmanned Systems business group in HII’s Technical Solutions division. “Technology has…

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