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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 Policy Review: Future Force Design Principles 2023
The Future Force Design Principles (FFDP) identifies the requirements of the future Defence Force to respond to the strategic environment and approach set out in the Defence Policy and Strategy Statement 2023.Read more
The latest from The Ministry
Defence to receive remote ground sensors and uncrewed aircraft systems
Defence has contracted three companies to supply Uncrewed Aircraft Systems and Remote Ground Sensor systems for New Zealand Army use from 2024.
New Zealand's first C-130J emerges from paint shop
The project to replace the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s Hercules fleet has marked a significant milestone, with the first C-130J Hercules aircraft completing its paint job.