Australia and New Zealand’s largest warships are on their way to participate in the 28th biannual Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. HMAS Canberra was the first to deploy, followed by HMNZS Aotearoa.
Tag Archives : Royal New Zealand Navy
24 Feb 2022
Babcock has been awarded a further seven and a half year Maritime Fleet Sustainment Service contract - Hāpai Taua Manuao - by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), further strengthening its relationship with the Royal New Zealand Navy.
14 Sep 2021
SEA has been awarded a contract by New Zealand’s MoD to upgrade the communications systems on two ANZAC frigates.
22 Jun 2021
Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that the Royal New Zealand Navy has placed the first international order for four REMUS 300 unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs).
09 Sep 2020
The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN)'s frigate HMNZS Te Kaha started sea trials in Canada following a mid life upgrade. It is the first of two Anzac-class frigates set to receive the Frigate Systems Upgrade (FSU) at Seaspan shipyards with Lockheed Martin Canada acting as prime contractor.
29 Jul 2020
The Royal New Zealand Navy commissioned the HMNZS Aotearoa, the service's new fleet tanker and sustainment vessel. A commissioning ceremony was held today during which Captain Simon Rooke officially took command of the ship.
26 Jun 2020
Royal New Zealand Navy's new fleet tanker and replenishment ship Aotearoa sailed into Auckland Harbor today following her 15 day journey from Ulsan, South Korea.
10 Jun 2020
The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN)’s largest-ever vessel built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) departed for its maiden voyage home. HHI announced today (June 10) that it held a sail-off ceremony for the 26,000-ton logistics support vessel, HMNZS Aotearoa.
18 Apr 2020
The Royal New Zealand Navy's newest auxiliary ship HMNZS Aotearoa started conducting replenishment trials with Philippine Navy's Future Frigate Jose Rizal off the coast of South Korea.