12 Jun 2019

$20b Defence Force upgrades not only for conflict - Ron Mark

From Morning Report, 7:43 am on 12 June 2019

The Air Force's ageing Hercules aircraft are set to be replaced with five brand new Super Hercules planes at a cost of more than $1 billion.

The upgrade of the 50-year-old jets was the highest priority project for the coalition government's Defence Capability Plan.

The Ministry of Defence has outlined spending of more than $20 billion to upgrade New Zealand's defence capabilities over the next decade.

Ron Mark is the Minister of Defence.