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We are the Government’s lead civilian advisor on defence. We also purchase major equipment which becomes a capability when it is used by service men and women of the New Zealand Defence Force.
Ko mātou ngā kaitohutohu matua ki te kāwanatanga mo ngā kaupapa waonga. Nā mātou hoki, ngā taputapu nunui i hoko, hei āheitanga i roto i ngā ringa o ngā tāne me ngā wahine o Te Ope Kātua o Aotearoa.
Featured & recent publications
Defence Capability Plan 2019
The Defence Capability Plan 2019 sets out the planned investments in the New Zealand Defence Force out to 2030, while further identifying potential investments to be made after 2030.Read more
Update on Expert Review GroupRead more
Defence Tactical Future Air Mobility Capability 2020 DecisionRead more
Defence Tactical Future Air Mobility Capability 2019 DecisionRead more
Implementing Recommendation 1 of the Operation Burnham Inquiry Report: Appointment of the Expert Review Group and Terms of ReferenceRead more
Ministry of Defence Manatū Kaupapa Waonga - Annual Report Te Pūrongo-ā-tau 2020Read more
The latest from The Ministry
Minister of Defence Awards of Excellence to Industry Announced
Announced today by the Chief of Defence Force, Air Marshal Kevin Short, and the Secretary of Defence, Andrew Bridgman, eight businesses have won awards for work that spans aircraft and ship maintenance, virtual reality software development, and cooking services.
Update on Expert Review Group
This publication provides documents relating to a submission to the Minister of Defence in December 2020.