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Defence Minister Ron Mark has detailed further progress on refreshing the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s aircraft fleets at Whenuapai Air Base today.

Defence Minister Ron Mark has announced the selection of the C-130J-30 Super Hercules as the preferred option for the replacement of the aging C-130H aircraft.

It sets out the Government’s indicative planned investments in the Defence Force. It covers all capability investments out to 2030, and signals investments following 2030 that will be assessed through the next Defence White Paper in 2022.

Release of the Defence Capability Plan 2019

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Defence Minister Ron Mark and Minister of Police Stuart Nash have confirmed New Zealand’s ongoing participation in the multinational information sharing and intelligence mission Operation Gallant Phoenix, based in Jordan.

New Zealand will conclude its non-combat Building Partner Capacity (BPC) mission at Taji Military Complex in Iraq in June 2020, when full responsibility for basic training will be handed over to the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters and Minister of Defence Ron Mark announced today.

New Zealand will change its deployment of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to the NATO-led train, advise, assist mission in Afghanistan by decreasing the number of personnel on the ground from 13 to 11.

Defence Minister Ron Mark has called for stronger and more meaningful security relationships at Asia’s premier defence summit, the 18th Annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, this weekend.

Firstly, thank you to our Singaporean hosts for your warm hospitality, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies for the invitation to speak on a topic very important to New Zealand.

It is my pleasure to welcome you all to the 2019 Pacific Environmental Security Forum.

The security implications of climate change will be firmly on the agenda at this week’s South Pacific Defence Ministers Meeting (SPDMM), taking place in Fiji.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters and Minister of Defence Ron Mark today announced a package of support to the Solomon Islands Government ahead of the national general election on April 3.

Women are joining the New Zealand Defence Force in record numbers and are making an invaluable contribution to New Zealand’s security, says Defence Minister Ron Mark.

Minister of Defence Ron Mark and his Australian counterpart, Hon Christopher Pyne have released a Joint Statement on Defence Cooperation in the Pacific Region, following their meeting in Adelaide.

A new tactical communications network will be delivered to the New Zealand Army following the signing of a contract with Harris Defence Australia.

Minister of Defence Ron Mark has departed for the Middle East and Africa.

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Minister of Defence Ron Mark and Minister for Climate Change James Shaw have today released a Defence Assessment on the security implications of climate change.

New Zealand is deploying New Zealand Defence Force assets to Papua New Guinea to assist with security at the APEC Leaders’ Week this month.

Minister of Defence Hon Ron Mark met with General Ngo Xuan Lich, Viet Nam Minister of Defence, in Wellington today for a counterpart visit.

The Minister of Defence Industry Awards of Excellence for 2018 were presented in Palmerston North last night.

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Minister of Defence Ron Mark attended a successful Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defence Ministers’ Meeting – Plus (ADMM-Plus), which was held on 19 and 20 October in Singapore.