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New Zealand issues RfP to integrate C4I systems into Bushmaster vehicles

6th October 2023 - 04:54 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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The New Zealand military is seeking an integrator for C4I systems to be installed in its Bushmaster fleet. (Photo: NZDF)

New Zealand has invited tenders for C4I and communications equipment for its Defence Force's new fleet of Bushmaster protected vehicles.

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has issued an RfT seeking a vendor to integrate C4I systems onto its incoming fleet of Bushmaster NZ5.5 4x4 protected mobility vehicles.

Practically all Protected Vehicles-Medium (PV-M), as New Zealand has designated the Bushmaster, will be duly fitted. Just one Bushmaster will not receive such a system, which has been designed to ensure connectivity as part of the Network Enabled Army programme.

The MoD needs a prime systems integrator for the C4I network which will comprise a battle management system (BMS) and secure communications.

The tender, which was launched on 28 September, stated: ‘The crown requires the

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

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