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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.
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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
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
Protected Vehicle – Medium Procurement – Release of Cabinet documentsRead more
The latest from The Ministry
Release of Cabinet material on selection and purchase of five C-130J-30 Super Hercules
In June 2019, the Minister of Defence announced the decision to select the C-130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft as the preferred option to replace the current C-130H Hercules fleet. In June 2020, the Minister announced that Cabinet had approved the purchase of five C-130J-30 Super Hercules.
Building Defence Ties With Fiji
A Ministry of Defence Policy Advisor aims to strengthen Defence ties between New Zealand and Fiji, during a six week deployment to the Pacific Island nation.