Defence Tactical Future Air Mobility Capability 2020 Decision

Published: 25 Feb 2021

Category: Cabinet material

This publication provides documents on Cabinet’s May 2020 decision to approve the acquisition of five Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical military aircraft to replace the aging C-130H Hercules fleet.

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It comprises:

  • the Cabinet minute of decision: Defence Tactical Future Air Mobility Capability [GOV-20-MIN-0012]

  • the Cabinet paper: Defence Tactical Future Air Mobility Capability [GOV-20-SUB-0012].

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  • the security or defence of New Zealand or the international relations of the Government of New Zealand [section 6(a)].

In addition, certain information has been withheld in order to:

  • protect information where the making available of the information would be likely unreasonably to prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied the information [section 9(2)(b)(ii)]

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  • budget information that would impact Defence’s commercial position when undertaking negotiations on capital projects [s9(2)(i)]
  • enable a Minister of the Crown or any department or organisation holding the information to carry out, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations [section 9(2)(j)].

Where information is withheld pursuant to section 9(2), it is not considered that the public interest in this information outweighs the need to protect it.


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