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Earthquake relief ship to get comms upgrade

15th November 2016 - 08:30 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) multirole vessel HMNZS Canterbury, will get a communications upgrade along with two other ships.

Canterbury is delivering much-needed supplies and performing an amphibious evacuation of tourists from Kaikoura in the wake of a magnitude 7.5 earthquake that hit the South Island on 13 November.

According to a pair of RFIs issued by the New Zealand MoD on 11 November, the plan is to ‘restore and increase' the internal and external communication capabilities of Canterbury and the navy’s two offshore patrol vessels (OPV) – HMNZS Otago and HMNZS Wellington

Their existing communication systems – which employ a quad-core,

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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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