Timing is Everything
The Politics and Processes of New Zealand Defence Acquisition Decision Making
This book identifies the critical factors that shaped and influenced New Zealand’s defence acquisition decision-making processes from the election of the Fourth Labour Government in 1984 and the subsequent ANZUS crisis, through to the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States and the following ‘war on terror’. It explores and analyses decision-making processes in relation to the ANZAC frigates, the military sealift ship HMNZS Charles Upham, the F-16 strike aircraft, the P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft upgrade, and the LAV IIIs.
Keywordsdefence; government; defence contracts; armed forces; procurement; new zealand; Australia; Frigate; Royal New Zealand Navy
Publication date and placeCanberra, 2009
SeriesCanberra Papers on Strategy and Defence,
Politics & government
Arms negotiation & control