17 November 2015
Boeing had been selected as the preferred tenderer for the UWISR capability project for New Zealand's P-3K2 Orion fleet. The Ministry of Defence will undertake due diligence and negotiation of a UWISR contract package prior to seeking final government approval (photo : stuff)
New Zealand has moved a step closer to reinstating an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability on its P-3K2 Orion maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) fleet after downselecting Boeing as preferred tenderer for the supply and support of an Underwater Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (UWISR) fit for its six-strong P-3K2 fleet.
The Royal New Zealand Air Force's (RNZAF's) MPA force is operated by No 5 Squadron based at RNZAF Base Auckland.