New Zealand Defence Force: Encrypted Radio Upgrade for NH90 and A109 Helicopters

Published: 19 Oct 2023

Category: Cabinet material

This publication provides the Cabinet paper and associated minute of decision on the transfer of funding between approved phases of the Operational and Regulatory Aviation Compliance Sustainment to allow an upgrade to the encrypted radios of the eight NH90 and five A109 helicopters flown by the New Zealand Defence Force.

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It contains:

  • the Cabinet minute of decision: New Zealand Defence Force: Encrypted Radio Upgrade for NH90 and A109 Helicopters [GOV-23-MIN-0004]
  • the associated Cabinet paper: New Zealand Defence Force: Encrypted Radio Upgrade for NH90 and A109 Helicopters [GOV-23-SUB-0004]

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