Defence Force: Upgrading the Frigates

08/11/2023 Capability Delivery, Cabinet material

This publication provides information regarding Cabinet’s April 2023 decision to:

  • approve changes to appropriations to fund the build and install phase of the communications upgrades for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s two Anzac-class frigates under the Frigate Sustainment Communications project

  • progress Phase 1 of the Frigate Sustainment Programme, which delivers critical system replacements and design for later phases.

ERS-23-MIN-0020, ERS-23-SUB-0020

Defence Force: Upgrading the Frigates
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8 Nov 2023

The pack comprises the following documents:

  • the Cabinet minute of decision: Defence Force: Upgrading the Frigates [ERS-23-MIN-0020]

  • the Cabinet paper: Defence Force: Upgrading the Frigates [ERS-23-SUB-0020].

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