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Thursday, March 12, 2015

New Zealand Defence Force Inducts Three Super Seasprites Into The Helicopter Fleet

As part of the process to upgrade the helicopter fleet, the New Zealand Defence Force has begun adding newly acquired helicopters. The process started in the late 1990s, estiamted to cost of over $1 billion.

On March 6, the New Zealand Defence Force held a ceremony at the Royal New Zealand Air Force Base in Auckland and accepted three new Super Seasprite SH-2G(I) helicopters built by Kaman Aerospace.

The helicopters had arrived in the country in January and five more are expected to be delivered by September 2015, the NZDF said in a statement.

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