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Current Acquisition Projects

ANZAC Ships Upgrade
Frigate Systems Upgrade (FSU)

Client: Royal New Zealand Navy

The ANZAC FSU project will upgrade the surveillance, combat and self-defence capabilities of the ANZAC frigates to match current and future threats and address obsolescence of some of the current systems. This will include a new combat management system, new radars, electronic detection and other above water sensors, the self-defence missile system, decoys against missiles and torpedoes, and an upgrade to the hull-mounted sonar.

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ANZAC Ships Upgrade
Platform Systems Upgrade (PSU)

Client: Royal New Zealand Navy

Upgrade of the platform systems on the ANZAC frigates.

The ANZAC platform system requiring attention include control and monitoring system, overall weight and stability management, the propulsion system, and the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

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Army Engineering Equipment Gap Crossing Capability

Client: Army

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has a requirement for a mechanically launched, single unit bridge system for crossing gaps (streams, rivers and anti vehicle ditches) up to 13 metres in width. The proposed system was to either fitted to a vehicle or be mounted on a trailer towed behind a vehicle.

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C-130 Life Extension

Client: Royal New Zealand Air Force

Life extension programme for the five C-130H Hercules aircraft operated by the Royal New Zealand Air Force. The scope of the project is the replacement of specific mechanical, avionic, and structural components, and the design and installation of flight deck communications and navigation improvements to meet evolving air traffic management regulations.

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Defence Command and Control System (DC2S)

Client: New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF)

This project is implementing a modern command and control tool for the NZDF. This will enable the CDF, through Commander Joint Forces New Zealand, to exercise command and control over the NZDF, and will provide commanders with timely situation awareness supported by intelligence.

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Maritime Helicopter Capability

Client: Royal New Zealand Navy

This project is providing an upgraded fleet of naval helicopters for the Royal New Zealand Navy. The scope of this project includes the acquisition of eight SH2G (I) Super Seasprite helicopters, associated spares, training aids, a full-motion flight training simulator, missiles, and two additional helicopters for use as attrition airframes and spare parts.

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Helicopter Capability
NH90 Medium Utility Helicopter

Client: Royal New Zealand Air Force

To acquire a Medium Utility Helicopter to replace the Iroquois utility helicopter with a capability that meets the New Zealand Defence Force's contemporary needs.

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Medium Heavy Operational Vehicles

Client: New Zealand Army

This project is replacing the New Zealand Defence Force’s aging medium and heavy operational vehicle fleet with new vehicles. Up to 200 new trucks are being procured from Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (Australia), replacing 290 vehicles in the current fleet. This project is part of the NZDF Land Transport Capability Programme.

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P-3 Systems Upgrade

Client: Royal New Zealand Air Force

The mission systems and the communication and navigation systems on the six P-3K Orion aircraft operated by the Royal New Zealand Air Force are to be upgraded. The scope of this project includes the replacement of the data management, sensor, communications and navigation systems, and the provision of associated ground systems.

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Pilot Training Capability

Client: Royal New Zealand Air Force

This project is procuring a pilot training solution that encompasses Basic and Advanced pilot training with aircraft, training devices, and maintenance support.

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Protector Remediation

Client: Royal New Zealand Navy

Project Protector delivered a Multi-role Vessel (MRV), two Offshore and four Inshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs & IPVs). These vessels were acquired to perform a range of sealift and naval patrol tasks for the NZDF and civilian agencies.

The ships were delivered with capability shortfalls and deficiencies that were subject to a mediation claim and settlement. This project will remediate the shortfalls and deficiencies.

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Strategic Bearer Network (SBN) Phase 1 - Implementation of Wideband Global Satellite Communications (WGS)

Client: New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF)

To acquire WGS Satellite Communications equipment providing the NZDF with a network bearer capability for their strategic (long haul) communications needs.

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