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New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF): New Zealand Army, Royal New Zealand Navy, Royal New Zealand Air Force (Te Hokowhitu o Kahurangi, RNZAF)

ROYAL NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE • Te Tauaarangi o Aotearoa
Air Force 2,654 personnel. Flying hours 190.

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type

AIRCRAFT No combat capable. Total 31+ Aircraft.

Maritime Patrol & Reconnaissance 1 sqn with 6 MP/ MR ac:
6 Lockheed P-3K Orion* (being progressively upgraded)

Transport 1 sqn with 7 Tpt Ac:
2 Boeing 757-200F (upgraded);
5 Lockheed C-130H Hercules (being progressively upgraded)

Training Trg Wg with 18 Trg Ac
13 Airtrainer CT-4E (leased);
5 Beech 200 Super King Air (leased, to be replaced);
   
Light Utility & Training aircraft ? trg/utl ac:


HELICOPTER No armed capable. Total 24 Helicopters.
 
Utility 1 sqn with 14 Utl Hel:
14 Bell UH-1H Iroquois (to be replaced by 8 NH90 in 2011)

Anti-Submarine & Anti-Surface Warfare 1 sqn RNZAF/RNZN sqn with 5 ASuW/ASW Hel:
5 Kaman SH-2G(NZ) Super Seasprite;
1 Kaman SH-2F(NZ) Seasprite;

Training Fg Trg Wg with 5 Trg Hel
5 Bell 47G-2 Sioux (to be replaced by 5 twin-turbine A109 T/ LUH aircraft 2011)


MISSILES
  ASM
AGM-65B Maverick/AGM-65G Maverick


FACILITIES
  Royal New Zealand Air Force Headquarters
: Wellington
  3 Main Airbases - Whenuapai, Ohakea and Woodbourne    

RNZAF Airfields and Airbases Organisation
:

Whenuapai (NZWP) Airbase and Air Component Command
5 Squadron (Keitou Kalawaca Na Wasaliwa): P-3K (Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN))      
6 Squadron (Vigilance with Patience): SH-2G/F(NZ)    
40 Squadron (Ki Nga Hau e Wha): C-130H, B757

Woodbourne (NZWB) Airfield and Airbase
: Ground Training Wing
Aeronautical Training Squadron (Hiranga a Mahi - Te Utanga a Pukenga): CT-4E

Note: New Zealand has 40 airports with paved runways (3,047 m: 2 2,438 to 3,047 m: 1 1,524 to 2,437 m: 12 914 to 1,523 m: 24 under 914 m: 1) and 5 airports with unpaved runways (1,524 to 2,437 m: 3 914 to 1,523 m: 32 under 914 m: 47)

 
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   New Zealand AF News:

New Zealand Describes Defense Goals for 2013-2016

• New Zealand Describes Defense Goals for 2013-2016  (5/17/2013)

NZ Building Crew To Fly New Seasprites

• NZ Building Crew To Fly New Seasprites  (5/2/2013)

New Zealand approves purchase of Kaman Super Seasprites

• New Zealand approves purchase of Kaman Super Seasprites  (4/19/2013)


• New life for Royal New Zealand Air Force jets  (4/10/2013)

• RNZAF A-4 Skyhawks to taste formation flight once again  (2/17/2013)

• More New Zealand Air Force NH90s Arrive As Faults Tackled  (10/4/2012)

• New Zealand D.F. Plays its Part in Worlds Largest Maritime Exercise
 (8/3/2012)

• Kaman Confirms SH-2G(I) Negotiations with New Zealand
 (6/23/2012)

• Royal New Zealand Air Force assists PNG electoral commission
 (6/14/2012)

• Royal New Zealand Air Force assists PNG electoral commission
 (6/14/2012)

• New Zealand considers Australia's rejected SH-2G Seasprites
 (5/16/2012)

• New Zealand Defence Force Very Happy with NH90 Helicopter.
 (4/13/2012)

• Pilots, protocols blamed for New Zealand UH-1 crash
 (1/6/2012)


 

 



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