29 Oct 2020

Military analysts worried about losing Ron Mark's momentum

From Morning Report, 8:53 am on 29 October 2020

Military analysts think Labour's victory at the general election will put some Defence Force changes and purchases on the backburner.

The former Minister of Defence, Ron Mark, was unsuccessful in Wairarapa and New Zealand First failed to get any MPs at the election.

The army veteran had a busy three years introducing a $20 billion dollar capability plan - and confirming two major aircraft purchases worth billions of dollars to replace fleets from the 1960s.

So who will replace Mark and will the momentum of the past three years be lost?