Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
RNZNRoyal New Zealand Navy
References in periodicals archive ?
RNZN ships were placed under Australian control and played varied roles in operations.
The RNZN had a strict naming policy for survey marks established during the course of a survey but this position was instead named F (for Fiordland) 1773 and the number was stamped into a standard bronze RNZN trig mark which a survey rating spent several days polishing to a high standard before it was lacquered.
Regardless of the future of the surface fleet, the RNZN is committed to the purchase of five SH-2G(NZ) Super Seasprite helicopters, which it ordered two years ago.
The exercise, held in conjunction with the ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting (ADMM)-Plus Maritime Security Exercise, involved manoeuvring drills and personnel exchanges in areas such as navigation, seamanship, as well as fire-fighting and damage control, enhancing mutual understanding between the RSN and RNZN.
The LD Sea Ceptor system is a key component of the overall project ensuring that crucial constituents of the RNZN fleet are best equipped to respond to the emerging threats and protect not only the frigates themselves but also high value units in company.
Two RNZN ships, HMNZS Te Mana and Endeavour, visited the port of Vladivostok in June 2005, also as part of the commemoration of the Great Victory.
Clark also confirmed the decision made in 1998 by the Shipley government not to purchase a third Anzac-class frigate and announced that, as part of a wider programme to re-focus and re-equip the RNZN, the government would instead purchase a multi-role vessel--HMNZS Canterbury--designed to provide sealift and patrol capabilities in a range of maritime environments extending through the Pacific and southern oceans.
3) There has been a distinct shift from a balanced approach that saw each service as roughly equal in importance, to one in which the RNZAF and RNZN are now perceived as providing support to the Army.
It would be appropriate for the RNZN to take an active role once again since this may economically be combined with many patrol tasks, as demonstrated quite recently by the Royal Australian Navy.
Neither the RAN nor the RNZN contributed very much to the Emergency because of the nature of the campaign; the same might be said for the RAAF and RNZAF in Konfrontasi.
The cutting edge of the RNZN remains the three-ship force -- at least for the moment.