HMNZS Te Kaha arrives in Canada for major systems upgrade

Minister of Defence Ron Mark announced today the arrival of HMNZS Te Kaha in Canada, where a major upgrade of its sensor and weapons systems will be undertaken. Focused on the frigates’ surveillance, combat and self-defense capabilities, this upgrade is the latest in a series of projects that will extend the vessels’ operational life to around 2030. Earlier projects delivered a refit of the frigates’ propulsion, heating and air-conditioning systems, and the close-in weapon system. “There is a significant program of work to upgrade or replace New Zealand’s defence equipment…

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