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NZ issues RfI to advance its networked army

12th September 2019 - 03:17 GMT | by Tim Fish in Auckland


New Zealand has initiated Tranche 2 of its Network Enabled Army (NEA) programme following governmental approval in July. The project is digitising the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) command-and-communications technology, BMS and secure satellite communications.

Investment in Tranche 2 totals NZ$106 million ($68.2 million) till 2022. Defence Minister Ron Mark told Shephard the funding enables the C4 project, which was established under the first tranche of the NEA in 2015, to continue building capability.

‘Tranche 1 has laid the foundations and delivered capability to the highest-priority personnel initially. Trialling and evaluation has taken place ahead of expanding the reach of

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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