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Encyclopedia > New Zealand Defence Force
New Zealand Defence Force
Te Ope Kaatua o Aotearoa

The tri-service badge
Service branches Royal New Zealand Navy
New Zealand Army
Royal New Zealand Air Force
Leadership
Commander-in-Chief Governor General Anand Satyanand (as the representative of Queen Elizabeth II of New Zealand)
Minister of Defence Phil Goff
Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant General Jerry Mateparae
Manpower
Military age 17 years of age for voluntary military service; soldiers cannot be deployed until the age of 18 (2001)
Available for
military service
984,700 males, age 17-49 (2005),
965,170 females, age 17-49 (2005)
Fit for
military service
809,519 males, age 17-49 (2005),
802,069 females, age 17-49 (2005)
Reaching military
age annually
29,738 males (2005),
28,523 females (2005)
Active personnel 8,998 (ranked 129)
Reserve personnel 2,230
Deployed personnel 732 (as at 2 March 2007)
Expenditures
Budget NZ$1.7 Billion (2006-07)
Percent of GDP 1%
Related articles
History Military history of New Zealand
Ranks New Zealand military ranks

The New Zealand Defence Force consists of three branches: the New Zealand Army; the Royal New Zealand Navy; and the Royal New Zealand Air Force. The Commander-in-Chief of the NZDF is New Zealand's Governor-General Anand Satyanand who exercises his power on the advice of New Zealand's Minister of Defence, Phil Goff. The commander and head of the NZDF is the Chief of Defence Force (CDF), Lieutenant General Jeremiah (Jerry) Mateparae who also acts as the primary military advisor to the Minister of Defence. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... HMNZS Te Mana The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) is the navy of New Zealand. ... Ngāti Tumatauenga or New Zealand Army is the land armed force of the New Zealand military and comprises around 4,500 regular personnel and 2,500 non-regulars and civilians. ... The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) is the air force arm of the New Zealand Defence Force. ... The Governor-General of New Zealand is the representative of the Sovereign in right of New Zealand (currently, Queen Elizabeth II). ... Anand Satyanand with Dame Silvia Cartwright Wikinews has news related to: New Governor-General of New Zealand announced Anand Satch[1] Satyanand, PCNZM (born 22 July 1944 in Auckland) is the Governor-General of New Zealand. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... Foreign Minister Phil Goff The Honourable Philip Bruce Goff (born 22 June 1953), generally known as Phil Goff, is the current Minister of Defence of New Zealand. ... Lieutenant General is a military rank used in many countries. ... Lieutenant-General Jerry Mateparae Lieutenant-General Jerry Mateparae ONZM, (born November 1954) is the current Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with List of countries by number of total troops. ... The Military history of New Zealand spans a period of nearly two centuries, during which New Zealand went from fighting under the control of the British Empire to fighting alongside its allies in various theatres. ... New Zealand military ranks are largely based on those of the United Kingdom. ... Ngāti Tumatauenga or New Zealand Army is the land armed force of the New Zealand military and comprises around 4,500 regular personnel and 2,500 non-regulars and civilians. ... HMNZS Te Mana The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) is the navy of New Zealand. ... The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) is the air force arm of the New Zealand Defence Force. ... Commander-in-Chief (in NATO-lingo often C-in-C or CINC pronounced sink) is the commander of all the military forces within a particular region or of all the military forces of a state. ... Governor-General (or Governor General) is a term used both historically and currently to designate the appointed representative of a head of state or their government for a particular territory, historically in a colonial context, but no longer necessarily in that form. ... Anand Satyanand with Dame Silvia Cartwright Wikinews has news related to: New Governor-General of New Zealand announced Anand Satch[1] Satyanand, PCNZM (born 22 July 1944 in Auckland) is the Governor-General of New Zealand. ... A defence minister (Commonwealth English) or defense minister (American English) is a cabinet portfolio (position) which regulates the armed forces in a sovereign nation. ... Foreign Minister Phil Goff The Honourable Philip Bruce Goff (born 22 June 1953), generally known as Phil Goff, is the current Minister of Defence of New Zealand. ... Lieutenant General is a military rank used in many countries. ...


New Zealand's armed forces have three defence policy objectives; to defend New Zealand against low-level threats, to contribute to regional security; and to play a part in global security efforts. New Zealand considers its own national defence needs to be modest, due to its geographical isolation and benign relationships with neighbours.[1]

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History

New Zealand's military developed from the United Kingdom, which provided security for the European settlers in New Zealand, and later when the colony achieved dominion status. An independent New Zealand military only developed in the early twentieth century, and later served with Australians alongside the British in both World War I and II. As New Zealand grew more independent of the British, closer military ties were developed with Australia and the United States. New Zealand is a signatory of the ANZUS treaty, a defence pact between it, Australia and the United States. Since the United States suspended its obligations to New Zealand in 1986, due to the latter's anti-nuclear policy that refused US ships access to port, New Zealand co-operates only with Australia under the treaty. The NZDF came into existence under the Defence Act of 1990. Combatants Allied Powers: Russian Empire France British Empire Italy United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary German Empire Ottoman Empire Bulgaria Commanders Nikolay II Aleksey Brusilov Georges Clemenceau Joseph Joffre Ferdinand Foch Robert Nivelle Herbert H. Asquith D. Lloyd George Sir Douglas Haig Sir John Jellicoe Victor Emmanuel III Luigi Cadorna... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Australia, New Zealand, United States Security Treaty (ANZUS or ANZUS Treaty) is the military alliance which binds Australia and the United States, and separately Australia and New Zealand to cooperate on defence matters in the Pacific Ocean area, though today the treaty is understood to relate to attacks in... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ...


Before entering New Zealand, US ships must declare whether they are nuclear propelled or carrying nuclear weapons. Since the US has a policy of "neither confirm nor deny", they have not visited New Zealand. However, they may visit if they declare that they are nuclear-free.


Branches

Army

See main article New Zealand Army Ngāti Tumatauenga or New Zealand Army is the land armed force of the New Zealand military and comprises around 4,500 regular personnel and 2,500 non-regulars and civilians. ...


New Zealand's Army consists of around 4,500 full time and 2,500 part time troops. Most troops are infantry. New Zealand does not deploy tanks, although it does have just over 100 LAV AFVs. The New Zealand SAS is the army's special forces unit. Other Army regiments are: The Special Air Service of New Zealand (NZ SAS) was formed in June 1955 as an elite New Zealand unit capable of special missions. ...

The Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1 NZIR) is the main unit in the regular army of New Zealand. ... The Queen Alexandras Mounted Rifles is an armoured regiment of the New Zealand Army, part of the Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps. ... Cap badge of the RNZA The Royal New Zealand Artillery forms the artillery section of the New Zealand Army. ... The 2nd Engineer Regiment is housed in Linton Military Camp that is situated approximately 10 km South of the City of Palmerston North. ... The Signals Corps provides, co-ordinates and operates the communications networks of the New Zealand Army. ... The RNZALR provides catering support (Cooks and Stewards) for 10 people or 400 people. ... The New Zealand Intelligence Corp is one of the smallest corps in the New Zealand Army. ...

Navy

HMNZS Te Mana, one of New Zealand's two frigates
HMNZS Te Mana, one of New Zealand's two frigates

See main article: Royal New Zealand Navy ImageMetadata File history File links HMNZS_Te_Mana. ... ImageMetadata File history File links HMNZS_Te_Mana. ... HMNZS Te Mana The HMNZS Te Mana (F111) is an Anzac class frigate of the Royal New Zealand Navy. ... HMNZS Te Mana The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) is the navy of New Zealand. ...


The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) consists of two Anzac class frigates, developed in conjunction with Australia. Eight other vessels are in use, consisting of patrol vessels and logistics. Over the next few years the RNZN will acquire seven new vessels: one large Multi-Role Vessel, two Offshore Patrol Vessels, and four Inshore Patrol Vessels. All of these new vessels will be part of Project Protector and will be built to commercial standards. HMAS Anzac operating in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. ... // Current Planning Framework The MoD Long-Term Development Plan (LTDP) is a planning tool to enable decisions on defence acquisitions to be taken in the context of the Government’s defence policy, the priority of projects and affordability. ...


Air Force

See main article: Royal New Zealand Air Force The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) is the air force arm of the New Zealand Defence Force. ...


The Royal New Zealand Air Force consists of 50 aircraft, consisting of P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft and Lockheed C-130 Hercules and other transport aircraft. The RNZAF does not have a strike force following the retirement of its A-4 Skyhawk and Aermacchi MB-339 squadrons. A plan to acquire 28 F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft was cancelled in 2000. The NH90 helicopter has recently been ordered to replace Bell UH-1 Iroquois. The PAC CT/4 Airtrainer is locally produced. The Lockheed P-3 Orion is a maritime patrol aircraft of the United States military used primarily for maritime patrol, reconnaissance, and anti-submarine warfare. ... The Lockheed C-130 Hercules, a four-engine turboprop aircraft, is the main tactical air transport aircraft of the United States and UK military forces. ... The A-4 Skyhawk was an attack aircraft originally designed to operate from United States Navy aircraft carriers. ... This aircraft article has not been updated to WikiProject Aircrafts current standards. ... The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a multirole jet fighter aircraft developed by General Dynamics in the United States. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The NHI NH90 is a twin-engine, ten-ton multi-role helicopter manufactured by NHIndustries, a company established by Agusta, Eurocopter and Stork Fokker Aerospace. ... The most widely used military helicopter in the world, The Bell UH-1 series Iroquis named after an Native American Indian tribe, but more popularly known as Huey was manufactured by Bell Helicopter Textron in the 1950s to served in the infamous Vietnam War. ... The Pacific Aerospace Corporation CT/4 Airtrainer series are all-metal construction, single-engine, two place side-by-side seating, fully aerobatic, piston engined, basic training aircraft manufactured in Hamilton, New Zealand. ...


Headquarters Joint Forces New Zealand

The operational forces of the three services are directed from Headquarters Joint Forces New Zealand near Trentham Military Camp in Upper Hutt. From this building the Air Component Commander, Maritime Component Commander, and Land Component Commander exercise command over their forces. Commander Joint Forces New Zealand (COMJFNZ), currently Rear Admiral Jack Steer, controls all overseas operational deployments and most overseas exercises.


Future

New Zealand states it maintains a "credible minimum force," although critics maintain that the country's defence forces have fallen below this standard.[attribution needed] With a claimed area of direct strategic concern that extends from Australia to Southeast Asia to the South Pacific, and with defence expenditures that total around 1% of GDP, New Zealand necessarily places substantial reliance on co-operating with other countries, in particular Australia. Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Look up Oceania in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


New Zealand is an active participant in multilateral peacekeeping. It has taken a leading role in trying to bring peace, reconciliation, and reconstruction to the Solomon Islands and the neighboring island of Bougainville. New Zealand maintains a contingent in the Multinational Force and Observers and has contributed to UN peacekeeping operations in Angola, Cambodia, Somalia, and the former Yugoslavia. It also participated in the Multilateral Interception Force in the Persian Gulf. New Zealand's most recent peacekeeping experience has been in East Timor, where it initially dispatched almost 10% of its entire defence force and continues to be the second-largest force contributor. Bougainville and neighbouring islands Bougainville is part of Papua New Guinea and is the largest island of the Solomon Islands group. ... The Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) is an international peacekeeping force. ... This article is about the United Nations, for other uses of UN see UN (disambiguation) Official languages English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic Secretary-General Kofi Annan (since 1997) Established October 24, 1945 Member states 191 Headquarters New York City, NY, USA Official site http://www. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ...


New Zealand participates in sharing training facilities, personnel exchanges, and joint exercises with the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Brunei, Tonga, and South Pacific states. It also exercises with its Five-Power Defense Arrangement partners - Australia, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, and Singapore. Due to New Zealand's antinuclear policy, defense cooperation with the U.S., including training exercises, has been significantly restricted since 1986. Recently the USA military has served along side New Zealand forces in Afganistan and Iraq, New Zealand and the USA have good military relations. The Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) are a defence relationship established by an agreement between the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore signed in 1971, whereby the five nations will consult each other in the event of external aggression or threat of attack against Malaysia or Singapore. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


External links

  • New Zealand Defence Force
  • Royal New Zealand Navy Association
  • NZDF Annual Report

See Also

This is a list of current New Zealand Defence Force bases. ... New Zealand military ranks are largely based on those of the United Kingdom. ... HMNZS Te Mana This is a list of current Royal New Zealand Navy ships as of 2005. ... A HMNZS Achilles(i) World War II Cruiser HMNZS Arabis(i) Flower Class Corvette HMNZS Arbutus(i) Flower Class Corvette HMNZS Aroha HMNZS Awatere B HMNZS Blackpool (i) Whitby Class Frigate HMNZS Breeze(i) WW II Minesweeper C HMNZS Canterbury (F-421)- (i) Leander Class Frigate (ii) HMNZS Canterbury (L... // Current Planning Framework The MoD Long-Term Development Plan (LTDP) is a planning tool to enable decisions on defence acquisitions to be taken in the context of the Government’s defence policy, the priority of projects and affordability. ... // Origins Originally the British Royal Navy provided total security for the colony of New Zealand, but in 1846 the settlers bought a gunboat. ... This is a list of aircraft of the Royal New Zealand Air Force and Royal New Zealand Navy. ... This is a list of squadrons of the Royal New Zealand Air Force RNZAF Flying Squadrons and units 3 Squadron 5 Squadron 40 Squadron 42 Squadron Central Flying School Pilot Training School Former RNZAF Squadrons 1 Squadron 2 Squadron 4 Squadron 6 Squadron 7 Squadron 8 Squadron 9 Squadron 10... Combatants British Empire Australia India Newfoundland New Zealand United Kingdom France Ottoman Empire Commanders Sir Ian Hamilton Otto von Sanders Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Strength 5 divisions (initial) 14 divisions (final)[] 6 divisions[] Casualties 284,000[] 251,000[] The Battle of Gallipoli took place at Gallipoli from April 1915 to... An ANZAC soldier gives water to a wounded Turk The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (popularly abbreviated as ANZAC) was originally an army corps of Australian and New Zealand troops who fought in World War I at Gallipoli, in the Middle East and on the Western Front. ...

References

  1. ^ Background Note: New Zealand US Department of State


 
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