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Old 24-08-2016, 05:13
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Tenders are now being sought for the new Littoral Warfare/Hydrographic ship to replace HMNZS MANAWANUI and the decommissioned HMNZS RESOLUTION. We'll have a big article on the new ship, and what it will look like, in September's Navy Today.
https://www.facebook.com/RoyalNewZealandNavy/?fref=ts
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The Government's spending spree on the Navy continues - with confirmation of another new ship.

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee confirmed today that tenders will be sought for a new naval ship to support littoral operations.

The announcement comes after last month's awarding of a $493 million contract to build a new naval tanker.

Littoral is a military term that refers to operations within a certain distance of shore.

Brownlee said the new ship would provide a platform for hydrography, deep diving and mine countermeasures activities.

"The ship will offer new capabilities that will support NZDF sea-to-shore operations in low to medium threat environments.

"It will be used, for example, to identify safe approaches and landing zones when harbour channels or ports are unavailable after natural disasters.

"It will have particular utility in the Pacific, assisting with humanitarian and disaster relief operations. The ship will also enhance the NZDF's ability to support search and rescue, salvage, and hazard clearance activities around New Zealand and in the South Pacific."

The new ship will replace two Navy ships - the HMNZS Manawanui, which is 40 years old and will be retired next year, and the hydrographic ship HMNZS Resolution, which was retired in 2012.

A formal request for tenders will be issued in early September.

Following in the footsteps of its international partners, New Zealand confirmed plans in June to increase its spending on defence in response to what Prime Minister John Key called "increasing uncertainty and instability in the international environment".

The long-awaited Defence White Paper earmarked up to $20 billion to be spent on New Zealand's Defence Force over the next 15 years.

That funding is equivalent to 1 per cent of New Zealand's GDP for defence - around half the amount spent by Australia and the United Kingdom.

Spending will be focused mostly on matters close to New Zealand's shores. In particular, the navy and air force's capabilities in the Southern Ocean and Antarctica would be enhanced with a new ice-strengthened patrol vessel and replacement Orion aircraft.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=11699872
Well hopefully they don't stuff it up...
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Old 06-09-2016, 19:06
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Snipped from another site I follow... but don't post on :-/ some of these guys seem to find the documents a lot easier than most on the net...

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These are details from the Littoral Operations Support Capability vessel Request For Tender issued last week by the Ministry of Defence. This is the most comprehensive tender release that the Ministry has released and the documentation is quite substantive. It appears to be have been very well thought out and states precisely what they are looking for, but still leave plenty of leeway for primes to be able to work and offer creative and practical solutions.

OPERATIONAL TASKS.
Detached Military Diving
Deep Salvage Diving
Platform Based Military Hydrography
Detached Military Hydrography
Detached Mine Countermeasures
Embarked Land Force Support (45 Personnel)
C4ISR Platform
Maritime Enforcement & Surveillance
Maritime SAR Response
Underwater Search & Recovery Response
Maritime Counter Terrorism Support
Maritime Disaster Response
Offshore Island Support
Defence Diplomacy & Ceremonial
Defence Technology Agency Support
Other Government Agencies Support
Defence Training Support

Crew: 70 RNZN and max 50 embarked forces.
Range: 6,000nm at 14 knots in SS3; 4,000nm at 16 knots in SS3.
Minimum endurance: 42 days with 120 personnel plus 2 dogs aboard.
Accommodation: 120 personnel plus 2 dogs.
Armament: 2 x 25mm Typhoon (1 x port, 1 x starboard), 2 x 12.7mm Mini Typhoon, 2 x .50HB HMG.
Sensors: navigation radar, surveillance radar, IRST, EOS, MBES & SBES.

The ships draft and displacement maybe restricted because of the maximum draft at the ammunitioning jetty at Kauri Point is 7.5m and the current maximum displacement alongside at Calliope Central is 3,600 tonnes. It is desirable that the ship be able to be refitted in NZ with the Calliope Dry Dock being the largest in the country. The Calliope Dry Dock constraints are based on 0.5m clearance and assumes a "wall sided" vessel at maximum beam extents:
Maximum Length: 150m
Width at keel block height: 19.5m
Maximum width at dock entrance: 21.8m.
The ship shall have a maximum total height above the waterline draft at Light Harbour Loading Condition beginning of Life of 38m.
The ship is to have a maximum draft of 7.2m. The ships breadth will not exceed the limits of those for transit of the Panama Canal (32.3m).

Ship shall be capable of unrestricted global deep water and littoral operations between the latitudes of 60 Degrees N and 60 Degrees S. The Ship shall be designed to sustain operations in the Littoral. The Crown defines the Littoral as a region lying along the shore, including coastal waters within 20 nautical miles of the shore, estuarine waters and enclosed harbours. Ships service life shall not be less than 25 years and shall have a minimum of 200 sea days per annum. The ship is to have an overall system reliability of 95%.

The flight deck will be for’ard of the bridge, capable of operating the NH90 (all up weight 15 tonnes) and the ship should be able to conduct helo ops up to the top of sea state 5 whilst underway or not making way. It should be able to conduct vertrep in upper sea state 5 conditions. F44 (Aviation Turbine Kerosene) fuel capacity is to 20m3 which is 15.5 tonnes. There is to be a hangar for two RPAS (UAV) with an approx size to the Schiebel S-100 Camcopter. They state that NZDF has not yet selected a RPAS solution but have formulated a generic size and weight. It also appears that, in this case (LOSC), a rotary solution would be preferred although a fixed wing solution would be considered.

The ship will be capable of RAS by both light jackstay and vertrep. Ship will be capable of carrying four 20ft TEU containers. The ship will have a two bed hospital and a morgue. It will be capable of operating 2 medium AUVs, 4 REMUS 100 AUVs and 4 DUSS.

The working deck down aft will be wooden or of some shock absorbing material and protected from green seas. They also require a 5.8m RIB to be deployed from the work deck. It also has to be capable of storing a RPAS and its container, as required, plus be able to launch and recover the RPAS. The working deck will also have 4 embarked boat positions excluding the RIB. The ship will have a moon pool, wet diving bell and a subsea crane. Embarked boats or ships boats can be launched and recovered via the stern mounted slipway or the subsea crane.

This looks like it may be a reasonably large vessel maybe around the 3,000 – 3,500 tonne class.
Seems the have thought through what they want... and now as normal up to the government to cut back on what they get :-/
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Old 08-09-2016, 07:18
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http://www.navy.mil.nz/downloads/pdf...oday/NT203.pdf

bit of a write up on pg 10
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NighthawkNZ: It is an interesting ship that will broaden the capailities of your navy. The most important capability could well be the fact that the RNZN will be able to support the operations of other government departments in a variety of roles.

The Royal Canadian Navy, through the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship programme, will provide a varity of services to other government departments as well as the army and air force. In a time of tight budgets and increasing threats to national security, it is importnat for navies to expand their scope and capabilities.

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NighthawkNZ: It is an interesting ship that will broaden the capailities of your navy. The most important capability could well be the fact that the RNZN will be able to support the operations of other government departments in a variety of roles.

The Royal Canadian Navy, through the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship programme, will provide a varity of services to other government departments as well as the army and air force. In a time of tight budgets and increasing threats to national security, it is importnat for navies to expand their scope and capabilities.

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RNZN has been supporting other government departments for many years e,g, delivering stores to Met, station and outlying conservation bases , fishery patrols, carrying Valuation NZ around all islands, delivering explosives, delivering building materials etc. With Canterbury and her helos, more and larger items have been carried and delivered speedily. Not forgetting fishery patrols to the Southern Ocean and the Pacific islands. And of course aiding support to Pacific nations after cyclones. No doubt there are many more. and the new vessel will provide an extra platform to do pretty much what we have been doing for a long time.

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A version of this would fit the requirements (add slipway and extra accommodation), but the requirement for a crew of 70 is ridiculously high for a modern ship.

http://products.damen.com/en/ranges/...ry-vessel-3600
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A version of this would fit the requirements (add slipway and extra accommodation), but the requirement for a crew of 70 is ridiculously high for a modern ship.

http://products.damen.com/en/ranges/...ry-vessel-3600
A nice type of ship though it doesn't actually doesn't require a crew of 70 to operate.
The specs sheet details accommodation for up to 59 personnel (14 crew + 45 specialist crew).
The specialists would include the likes of hydrographic/survey, divers, mine countermeasure teams and even civil agencies like Customs, MPI and DOC.
The mix and number would depend upon the operation or tasks at the time.
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This may have been proposed already but the very simple French Navy's D'Entrecasteaux class patrol ships would be a good fit.
They are/will be operating close by in the Pacific Prefectures so the RNZN could also bid for the refit and docking work if the expertise in the design was gained.
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