NZDF

Welcome to NZDF

The New Zealand Defence Force comprises of just over 14,000 people. This includes around 9,000 Regular Force, 2,200 Reserve Force, and 2,900 civil staff members across the armed services of Navy, Army and Air Force.

 

Latest News 

T-6C receives its ceremonial ‘wash’ by the RNZAF fire trucks.

31 October 2014

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) officially accepted ownership of the new pilot training aircraft, the Beechcraft T-6C Texan II in a ceremony at Base Ohakea this afternoon.

 T-6C Texan II Aircraft Formally Handed Over to Air Force

Media Releases

This section offers the latest Defence Force news. We regularly issue statements and background information to the media.

Personnel archives.

Personnel Records at NZDF Archives

This section provides information about how to apply for military service records from NZDF Archives, what to expect from the files and where to go for further information.

Deployment map.

Overseas Deployments

There are currently 118 NZDF personnel deployed on nine operations and UN missions across ten countries.