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Babcock to give better reception in New Zealand

5th March 2020 - 03:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The New Zealand MoD announced on 3 March that Babcock NZ Limited has been awarded a contract to overhaul the military’s HF radio network.

The investment of NZ$26.6 million ($16.7 million) will come from allocations set aside in the defence budget. Babcock has also received a support contract worth $2 million annually.

Minister of Defence Ron Mark said the HF system will be fully operational by August 2023 and that it would strengthen ‘national resilience’.

The New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF’s) existing HF system dates from the 1980s, and so it has well and truly reached the end of its

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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