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NZ defence plan rectifies vague white paper

16th November 2016 - 09:42 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


New Zealand released its 2016 Defence Capability Plan on 16 November offering some clarity on future defence projects.

It follows the release of the Defence White Paper released on 8 June by the MoD. which was short on essential details about procurement plans, but the new document rectifies that.

The announcement comes at a time when NZ defence assets and personnel are heavily involved in disaster relief efforts in the wake of a severe earthquake two days earlier.

As part of a modernisation plan out to 2030 totalling ‘close to NZ$20 billion’ ($14 billion), the New Zealand Army, Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) and Royal

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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