10 Jul 2018

New planes for the NZDF

From The Panel, 4:16 pm on 10 July 2018

The government's confirmed the purchase of four new maritime patrol planes. It's costing $2.3bn. Green MP Golriz Gharaman doesn't want to see them fitted-out to carry missiles and bombs and that leads us to asking just what is New Zealand's military role in the Pacific? Should we be combat-ready or concentrate on search and rescue and monitoring the fishery?