Policy

Defence to draw more on local suppliers, smarts

Paul McBeth
Wed, 12 Jun 2019

By Paul McBeth June 12 (BusinessDesk) - The government wants greater engagement from the New Zealand Defence Force with local suppliers and researchers in its $20 billion blueprint to shape the nation's military for the next 30 years.  Defence Minister Ron Mark yesterday unveiled the 2019 Defence Capability Plan, outlining how the Labour-led coalition plans to meet its priorities for the navy, army and airforce with a 30-year capital investment programme. He said the plan was developed with the government's priorities in mind and will be...

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