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With the arrival of the Great Australian Bight’s first ships, the long-awaited arrival of Australia’s first vessels, the RNZAF’s New Zealanders and the Royal New Zealand Navy, the Australian Government’s plan to build an Australian Navy-run shipyard, shipbuilding industry and shipyard workers has been well under way for more than two years.
The RNZAs shipyard in the Waikato Bay will begin producing new ships in early 2018.
Key points: Australia’s Navy is the largest overseas shipbuilding project in history with an estimated investment of more than $8 billionSource: Australian Defence Force (ADF) / Photo: RNZAAA/The Dominion PostThe Government has been working to secure funding for the construction of the shipyard since the first of two New Zealand-owned ships entered service in 2010.
It’s a significant investment and a key component of the Government’s $8.5 billion defence policy.
It is hoped that a third shipyard will also open soon, but the details have not yet been announced.
The RNZ ships have been in service since the early 1990s, and were manufactured by the R&D facility in Auckland and the US shipyard.
It was a big step forward for the RNR’s RNZF programme.
The first RNZN was launched in 2006, and RNZ had a fleet of four ships, including the New Zealand version of the USS George Washington.
The first RNR was the only ship in the world to carry the United States flag.
The Government was able to secure the US Navy’s approval for the development of a second shipyard because it was the first time the Government had secured US Navy support for a US shipbuilding program, a move that made it easier to obtain federal funding.
In early 2019, RNZ received $1.6 billion to complete the construction and operation of the second shipbuilding facility in Waikaru.
It’s estimated that the cost of the project will be about $1 billion.
The Government has secured another $1bn in federal support to the second facility.
The two-year process was complicated because it involved building the shipyards infrastructure, a large number of new shipbuilding facilities and a large quantity of construction material, and it involved a complex procurement process.
This was a significant step forward in our shipbuilding capability, as it enabled the Government to move the RNGF program from a shipbuilding programme to a fully-fledged defence industry.
The final step in this process was to secure additional funding from the Government.RNZA’s $9.6 million acquisition of the New York-class frigate was the final piece of the defence plan, and the Government has now secured $11.6m to complete that purchase.
It is expected that this will result in the delivery of an additional $1billion in funds to the RNN to continue the RNS program.
In November 2019, the Government committed $11 billion for the new shipyards to be built in the New England region.
The $2.2 billion New Zealand shipbuilding budget was spent to build two ships for the Navy.
This shipbuilding plan includes a new shipyard at Rotorua, to produce a new class of frigates.ROTORUA is a $4.4 billion shipbuilding plant with two new ships, one each for the US and Canada.
The US Navy is using the New Jersey-class cruiser HMCS Queen Elizabeth, and Canada is using HMCS Edmonton.
The two ships are expected to enter service in 2020.
The shipbuilding operation at Rotourua will begin in 2019 and be completed in 2021.
The Navy has the option to purchase up to 30 new frigates, and will be able to purchase another 30 in the early 2020s.
The total investment at Rotora is about $3.3 billion.
This will provide the RNP with the capability to build the fleet of warships necessary to support the Government in its military and national security operations, including an additional two frigates for the fleet.
This will increase the total number of ships in the RNT by about 12, the amount of ships the RNN will be responsible for in 2020, and is the first investment by the Government into the RNM shipbuilding programs.
The final decision to purchase the additional ships will be made by the President of the RNDC.
The next shipbuilding investment is expected to be $1,200 million.
This investment will provide Australia with two additional frigates capable of carrying the US navy’s most modern anti-submarine warfare fleet, as well as additional frigats for the Royal Australian Navy.
These frigates will be based at Rotterdam, and their deployment will be delayed until the late 2020s, when the Australian government will consider whether to move to the Royal Navy’s new carrier, HMAS Sydney.
The new ships are to replace the current RNZC ships.
They will replace the US Independence class frigates that will be retired