The New Zealand Ministry of Defence has awarded a contract to Supacat, to deliver Special Operations Vehicles – Mobility Heavy (SOV-MH) for the New Zealand Defence Forces.
Supacat is also in the process of agreeing a long term support contract with the New Zealand Defence Force to support the new fleet, the company said in a statement Tuesday.
The new SOV-MH vehicles are based on the latest MkII version of Supacat's HMT Extenda and provide a high level of commonality with the equivalent vehicles with other Special Forces.
The program will commence vehicle deliveries in the final quarter of 2017. The HMT Extenda can be converted to either a 4×4 or 6×6 configuration to meet different operational requirements. Its open architecture provides for various levels of protection and great variety in the roles and missions for which it can be configured. New Zealand is a new customer for Supacat and the latest defence force to join the HMT family.
The SOV-MH vehicles will be manufactured at Supacat's existing assembly facilities in Australia using Supacat Team Australia members to manufacture and assemble the vehicle. This represents the first time that Supacat Team Australia members will be exporting completed vehicles and complements the opportunities already emerging for Australian suppliers to enter Supacat's global supply chains.
Rockwell Collins has won a second contract for a Deployable Ku-Band Earth Terminal (DKET) SATCOM system from the New Zealand Defence Force as part of the Strategic Bearer Network Phase 1 program. This contract follows an initial award in June 2013 for one DKET dual-antenna, deployable ground station, the company announced Tuesday
Saab has won a contract to deliver a high fidelity laser-based Tactical Engagement Simulation System to New Zealand Army. The Saab has received the first contract under five year agreement that it had signed with New Zealand Army
The New Zealand Government has approved the purchase of a new naval tanker for its Defence Force for $493 million which will be ice-strengthened and winterised for operations in Antarctica. The project will support a full range of NZDF deployments, including maritime sustainment and humanitarian and disaster relief operations, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee said
The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) has stopped NH90 helicopter operations following an emergency landing near Blenheim Sunday. The helicopter engine has been sent to Sydney for examination
The Royal New Zealand Navy will get its largest ever ship, 1 24,000 ton vessel costing an approximate $493 million in 2020. The 173-meter long vessel, Aotearoa, will be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries
New Zealand's navy has received combat system trainer from Lockheed Martin Canada under the country's planned ANZAC Frigate System Upgrade project. Chief of Navy Rear Admiral John Martin opened the combat system trainer at the Maritime Warfare Training Centre at the New Zealand Navy base in Devonport on February 16, 2017
Supacat and Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Netherlands (RMMV NL) have teamed to offer Dutch-built Supacat Protected Vehicles for the 12kN air assault vehicle (AASLT) and a 12kN light-weight protected vehicle requirements as part of the Defence-wide Wheeled Vehicle Replacement Programme (DVOW) with the Dutch Army. Under the teaming agreement and upon contract award, the Supacat-designed vehicles will be built by RMMV NL and the production line will be supported by their existing supply chain in the Netherlands
New Zealand Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee launched the Defence Capability Plan 2016, detailing the NZ$20 billion investment in capability needed out to 2030. According to the plan, “Since then the government has agreed to the procurement of an ice-strengthened naval tanker and high mobility vehicles for the Special Air Service,” Brownlee said
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