Author Topic: NZ Defence Acquisitions  (Read 2701 times)

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Re: NZ Defence Acquisitions
« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2016, 06:22:11 AM »
Scenario 1: China decides it's not enough to antagonize Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei, and by proxy, the US in its neighbouring waters (plus the usual beef with India), and wants to start building artificial reefs in NZ territorial waters and/or inserting "polite people" who then unanimously vote to join North Island into China.
Scenario 2: Putin decides Russia needs a proper tropical colony and decides to do the same, once the Pacific Fleet is made great seaworthy again.
Scenario 3: Hardline islamists seize power in Indonesia and they decide to spread the jihad to NZ because it's easier to conquer than the infidel lands in the immediate neighbourhood.
Scenario 4: The cows came home along with the flying pigs and the ever-menacing cargoship full of Argentinian revanchists accidentally lands in Auckland instead of Port Stanley. Hilarity ensues.
step, but the cost may be prohibitive.

Don't forget Scenario 5:  The Penguins invade from Antartica ready to cut down all the NZ trees with...herrings!!!

The thing most working for NZ is the sheer distance from anything resembling a threat, and as they still have a functional Army merely reaching the islands is not enough, one would have to be able to maintain a supply chain over most of the Pacific.

NZ - easy place to invade...bloody hard to occupy IMHO (having good Maori friends).
« Last Edit: December 21, 2016, 02:03:01 AM by GTX_Admin »
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Offline Volkodav

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Re: NZ Defence Acquisitions
« Reply #31 on: December 20, 2016, 02:40:25 PM »
Since becoming a protected species in 1986 NZs Kea Parrot population exploded and the notorious rubber eating pests overran the entire country destroying every tire and seal in the place.  The end result was NZ lost all their ground, air and sea transport and defence capability in a matter of months leaving them basically in a stone age society and open to incursion from any power that could get there and protect their rides from the Keas.

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Re: NZ Defence Acquisitions
« Reply #32 on: December 20, 2016, 03:29:56 PM »
Just on the quality of welds on the hull sections Kockums fabricated, the welds were complete, the sections were complete and everything passed inspection.  The problem was found when the affected boat, HMAS Collins, entered her first full cycle docking (major refit) after several years service and a complete materiel inspection of the hull was conducted after she had been gutted for the FCD with discovered multiple cracked welds in the affected sections.

Once the survey was complete it became obvious that the navy had been very fortunate that the sections hadn't collapsed with the resultant loss the boat and her crew.  There was serious consideration given to scraping her before repairs went ahead but the result of this was a delay that rolled onto the following FCDs.  Actually saw the weld maps for the affected section and even with only the replaced welds showing, the full shape of the sections was clear.

I need to iterate, this was neither a design fault or one of poor quality control, it an issue with training and certification of a new Australian developed welding process.  As seen throughout the project (and others i.e. AFP FFG, AWD etc.), when a risk was identified or assumed measures were put in place to mitigate them and no problem occurred, where no problem was foreseen, i.e. an experienced overseas partner or contractor supplying systems or producing equipment, and they were left to do what they had (supposedly) successfully been doing for years, problems happened.

Offline M.A.D

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Re: NZ Defence Acquisitions
« Reply #33 on: December 23, 2016, 11:55:56 AM »
In my Alternative ADF ORBAT I have Australia in a joint Australian/NZ license manufacturing and fielding of GIAT/Nexter CAESAR 155 mm SPH on 6x6 Unimog U2450L chassis!
They're cost effectiveness - both purchase and operating costs, along with they're strategic mobility, make them ideal pieces of kit!!

M.A.D
« Last Edit: December 23, 2016, 01:15:06 PM by M.A.D »

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Re: NZ Defence Acquisitions
« Reply #34 on: December 24, 2016, 03:03:48 AM »
Does anyone know if there is a 1/35 kit (perhaps resin) of the CAESAR 155 mm SPH?
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Re: NZ Defence Acquisitions
« Reply #35 on: December 24, 2016, 05:00:36 AM »
'for the caption thread'

I told you to watch out for that 'Roo

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6898.0;attach=15023;image

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Re: NZ Defence Acquisitions
« Reply #36 on: June 24, 2017, 04:26:37 AM »
Quick Zac, you may want to go see this...and take plenty of photo for us ;)

http://australianaviation.com.au/2017/06/embraer-kc-390-to-visit-new-zealand-next-month/
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