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NZ to enhance electronic warfare capability

12th August 2021 - 02:04 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The NZ Army is ready to seek a renewed and greatly expanded EW capacity. (NZDF)

The current electronic warfare capabilities of the New Zealand Army are limited, but that is about to change.

On 11 August, the New Zealand MoD released a call for registrations of interest (RoI) from vendors interested in helping the country’s army improve its electronic warfare (EW) capability.

This approximately NZ$6 million ($4.2 million) project is part of the multi-faceted Network-Enabled Army (NEA) programme, and the deadline for potential vendors with experience (typically with Five Eyes nations) and security accreditations to respond is 2 September.

The tender document clearly stated that actual EW solutions are not yet required but was identifying OEMs with historical and/or current experience in the EW realm. After evaluating the RoI, specific suppliers will be invited …

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