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New Zealand seeks tanker replacement for Endeavour

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HMNZS Endeavour. Photo: New Zealand Navy

WELLINGTON (BNS): The New Zealand Government has given approval for the NZDF to seek a replacement for the naval tanker HMNZS Endeavour, the Ministry of Defence said.

In order to operate effectively the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) needs to provide fuel and logistical support to its deployed ships, helicopters and vehicles, Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman said.

He said the new tanker will be a significant enhancement in capability. "It will increase the NZDF's ability to support and sustain Navy, Army and Air Force operations at home and further afield."

"Possible winterisation features will also be considered which could enable the tanker to resupply bases in Antarctica, " he added.

HMNZS Endeavour will reach the end of service life in 2018.

The request for tender is expected to be issued by the Ministry of Defence in early 2015. A final recommendation will be made to Cabinet in mid-2016.

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