Author: Ireland Hendry-Tennent

Rocket Lab's failed launch isn't as bad as it may seem, according to the founder of a digital technology company. 

On Sunday Rocket Lab's thirteenth launch failed after an Electron rocket was lost during the mission. 

Article: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/07/rocket-lab-s-failed-launch-was-first-in-company-s-history.html
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Author: ANDREW MCLAUGHLIN

The Royal Australian Navy’s 808SQN based at HMAS Albatross near Nowra will soon replace its Airbus MRH 90 helicopters with a new utility helicopter.

Article: https://adbr.com.au/navy-to-get-new-utility-helicopter/
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Author: George Block

Veterans have taken aim at an Army ban on urban live firing exercises.

The NZ Defence Force (NZDF) instituted the ban after a soldier was shot during a live firing exercise in 2019 at the Battle Training Facility in Ardmore in rural south Auckland.

Article: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300050492/veterans-take-aim-at-nzdf-ban-on-urban-live-firing-exercises
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Author: U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - The United States Navy will sponsor the 27th Rim of the Pacific exercise, Aug. 17-31.

Hosted by Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, this biennial maritime exercise will be an at-sea-only event in light of COVID-19 concerns. The theme of RIMPAC 2020 is “Capable, Adaptive, Partners.”

Article: https://www.cpf.navy.mil/news.aspx/130607
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Author: Jane Bowron

OPINION: As the spectre of widespread unemployment looms, the New Zealand defence forces have experienced a sharp increase in recruitment numbers.

Article: https://www.stuff.co.nz/opinion/122026503/new-defence-recruits-may-be-buy-into-a-sea-of-trouble
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 the paragraph where she says "New recruits to the NZ defence forces, who joined up hoping for job security, to learn a trade and develop a skillset, may be in for a nasty shock if asked to take up arms against this sea of trouble." is the dumbest thing I have heard in years, anyone who joins the armed forces knows the risk and knows that they may be asked to actually go to war... to say that they could be in for a shock if asked is just pure and utter crap.

New Zealand has to pick a side...we can not sit on the fence... and the way China has been aggressively pushing its weight around in the south china sea and pacific... we better pick the correct side to that is willing to push back.

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Author: Lana Andelane

A Rocket Lab Electron rocket has been lost during the company's latest mission, 'Pics Or It Didn't Happen', on Sunday morning.

The aerospace company had planned to deploy seven satellites from the Mahia Peninsula, with Electron launching at 9:20am (NZ time).

Article: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/07/rocket-lab-prepares-to-launch-satellites-for-new-mission-pics-or-it-didn-t-happen.html
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Author: Bronson Perich

Defence Minister Ron Mark is adamant there is no danger in sending Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) personnel to RIMPAC 2020.

"We will deploy a Covid-19-free vessel, with Covid-19-free crew," Minister Mark says. "It will stay isolated from all other people."

Article: https://www.teaomaori.news/navy-send-covid-19-free-ship-military-exercise
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