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Perspectives on the value proposition of the New Zealand Naval Combat Force

The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) has undertaken a study into the value of the Naval Combat Force.

12 April, 2023

Research shows that it is possible to estimate the economic value of military capabilities such as the frigate force from a range of perspectives: Cabinet Ministers, security experts and ordinary Kiwis.

The three groups place a significant economic value on the Naval Combat Force, from $3.5B to $10B over a 30 year period.


A summary of the report can be found at

The full report is available at NZIER at